Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to ocean and atmospheric circulations.
A new study reminds us that physical and emotional pain are not far apart.
- Physical and emotional pain are not that distinct, given that both are routed through a single brain region.
- A new study at NYU shows that physical pain can lessen the effects of depression and emotional duress.
- Holistic methods for dealing with both physical and emotional pain should be considered.
In his new book, The Deep History of Ourselves, Joseph LeDoux explains where we come from.
- In his latest book, neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux challenges current assumptions about emotions and consciousness.
- LeDoux investigates the origins of life on this planet dating back four billion years.
- His book is a reminder that humans share the planet with a diverse array of animals and that, while unique, consciousness is not the only trait worth celebrating.
A new study suggests that a device's night mode may damage sleep hygiene even more.
- The social consensus claims that blue-light emitting devices interrupt sleep by curbing melatonin production.
- However, new research suggests that the ruddy hues of "night mode" may have a more detrimental effect on quality sleep.
- While causal effect remains unknown, the correlation between screen time and poor sleep habits is nonetheless strong.
The processes behind our ability to make decisions are complex, but they're not miracles.
- Free will exists, but by no means is it a miracle.
- We use "free will" to describe the more complex processes by which behavior is selected in the brain. These neurological steps taken to make decisions respect all laws of physics.
- "Free will wouldn't be worth having or extolling, in moral discussions, if it didn't respond to expectations of reward, punishment, praise, blame," Pinker says.