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Evolution

Reluctant Revolutionary: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

An Ugly Little Secret Charles Darwin had a very dark secret, one made all the darker because he was a moneyed gentleman of polite society, a man of scientific leisure, and one with ties to England’s governmental, religious, financial and… Continue Reading →

A Conversation With Joseph LeDoux

One of the world’s leading experts in the neurobiology of emotion, Dr. LeDoux has garnered many accolades for his basic research into how the brain processes fear. Using clever conditioning experiments, he and his colleagues have been able to show… Continue Reading →

Inside the Minds of Animals

Clever Hans As the story is told, sometime late in the first decade of the twentieth century, a retired German mathematics teacher named Wilhelm von Osten discovered an odd thing about his horse. He had reason to believe that this… Continue Reading →

Your brain and New Years resolutions…the fight begins!

Brain Evolution: Expanding Our Minds

The irony of the theory of evolution is that evolution’s spectacular success in creating complex biological systems was historically the reason that this theory was so difficult to accept. It is difficult to imagine how a random sequence of miscues,… Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Language

What is the link between language and learning? While exploring these issues, fundamental questions arise that have far-reaching effects for the classroom and beyond. The most fundamental mechanism by which humans share information is language, but does language fall into… Continue Reading →

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