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Are Chimps More Rational than Humans?

Before we get to this week's post, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jonah Lehrer and I'm the new editor/curator of Mind Matters, taking over from David Dobbs, who did such a wonderful job developing this site and getting it off the ground...

February 26, 2008 — Mind Matters

The Stress of Poverty Changes the Brain

_____________________ A Neural Correlate for Social Class Mauricio Delgado
Rutgers University Membership in a high social class is thought to contribute to good mental well-being and physical health...

February 19, 2008 — Mind Matters

The Lab Route to Out-of-Body Experiences

by Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience
Barrow Neurological institute
Phoenix, Arizona




Some camera work, some stroking, and next thing you know you're out of your own body...

January 22, 2008 — David Dobbs

Are Whales Smarter Than We Are?

Cetacean brains, such as those of dolphins (left) and humpback whales (right), have even more cortical convolutions and surface area than human brains do.

January 15, 2008 — Mind Matters

Stressing the Hippocampus: Why It Matters

A vital part of your brain is named after the animal that its odd, twisting shape resembles: the seahorse, genus Hippocampus . _____________________ J Douglas Bremner Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit Emory University, Atlanta The hippocampus is a brain area involved in memory that animal studies have shown to be sensitive to the effects of stress...

January 8, 2008 — Mind Matters

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