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Biology

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

December 1, 2017

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

Our Electric Mind: The Neuron Doctrine

February 23, 2017

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

February 12, 2017

By Stephen Nowicki, Ph.D., Duke University The life-and-death balancing act between predator and prey is complicated and fascinating. Read about two classic experiments investigating this relationship that […]

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Biology

How Do Your Eyes Work?

December 15, 2016

by Professor Anthony A. Goodman M.D., Montana State University The human eye is a spectacularly complex organ that is fascinating to behold. Take a closer look at the […]