Biology

Right Brain vs. Left Brain: Dispelling a Popular Brain Myth

Roger Sperry, together with his student Michael Gazzaniga, participated in pioneering experiments, which won Sperry the Nobel Prize in 1981, and helped make Michael Gazzaniga the father of cognitive neuroscience. But their experiments also seeded one of the biggest brain myths out there: That “left-brained people are logical and “right-brained” people are creative. […]

Biology

Right Brain vs. Left Brain: Language, Dominance, and Their Shared Roles

When it comes to the “right brain vs. left brain” discussion, research has shown us just how communicative the hemispheres of our brain actually are. Unless the connection between them is physically severed, information zips across the hemispheres during the vast majority of tasks that our brains accomplish every second. […]

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Biology

Are Women More Emotional Than Men?

Are Women More Emotional Than Men? This idea that men and women think, talk, and understand things differently has existed for decades—inspiring books, college courses, research studies, and countless sitcoms. The truth is much more complicated and nuanced. […]

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Biology

Our Electric Mind: The Neuron Doctrine

How do neurons communicate with each other? If there is a gap between them, how is communication possible? Understanding this phenomena took a giant step forward with the discovery that axons actually generate electricity. […]

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Biology

The Balance between Predators and Prey

The life-and-death balancing act between predator and prey is complicated and fascinating. Read about two classic experiments investigating this relationship that were conducted by ecologist Josh Van […]

T-cells attacking cancer cell as part of the immune response in humans
Biology

The Immune Response

The immune response in a human’s immune system is remarkably complex, very efficient, and profoundly fascinating. Let’s investigate. There are many characteristics of the immune system […]

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