Bright from the Start

Infants aren’t initially much more than wet noisy pets. They can’t survive without continual adult nurturing, and they tend to get it. Elevated levels of the neurochemicals that enhance bonding in infants and their parents help to initiate and maintain the fascination that parents and children have for each other. Our upright stance and consequent…

Communicative Tinkering: Brains, Phones and Publishers

Biological systems continually tinker. The human brain is especially good at tinkering—at finding new uses for biological and technological developments. The Human Brain A brain is a central concept in animal biology because even single cell animals must process survival information about thermal, chemical, and/or light variations. More complex animals developed brains that could recognize…