Are the brains of atheists different to those of religious people? Scientists are trying to find out
Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.
Jan. 18, 2021 • ~9 min
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The mystery of how the brain creates consciousness still puzzles scientists, but the mechanics of waking up are starting to be understood.
Jan. 4, 2021 • ~6 min
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Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Decades of research have shown that the brain does not yield its secrets easily.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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How to read coronavirus news and learn what you actually need to know about staying safe in the pandemic
Journalists use real people's stories to 'humanize' the news. But these tales – whether harrowing or heartwarming – can be misleading about the pandemic's greatest threats.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Brain scientists haven't been able to find major differences between women's and men's brains, despite over a century of searching
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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How does the brain distinguish between the "self" and the "other"? A new study gives a clue.
July 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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