The human brain has undergone tremendous evolution to develop into the powerhouse of function and skills it is today. What do scientists and philosophers think about this incredible feat?

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...
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The Walking Dead in Real Life?

This was a an interesting pice of news we read today.  We have no real opinion on this matter, just thats its interesting and might end the world as we know it 😉 A US biotech company has laid out a...
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Dr. Michael Merzenich Wins the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Posit Science’s very own Dr. Michael Merzenich has been awarded the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for his work in discovering adult brain plasticity and applying its principles to improve the human condition! The Kavli Prize––a partnership between The Norwegian...
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Why Can’t Our Brains Figure Out Magic Tricks?

As intellectually mature adults, we know that when we see a magic trick successfully pulled off, it’s not really magic that gets us, but some sort of trick that makes us think we’re seeing something that didn’t––and couldn’t––really happen. Knowing...
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Why Do We Play, and What’s It Good For?

 I really enjoyed this video featuring the work of Jaak Panksepp, who studies the brain science of playing. Why do we like to play? What part of the brain is involved? Why is play important for our development, and even...
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