Neuroscience

Dog and human brains process faces differently

Researchers of the Department of Ethology at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary, discovered striking similarities and differences in how dog and human brains process visual information about others. The study was published ...

Neuroscience

Study: Big brains allow dexterous hands

People are skilled with their hands, but take a long time to learn dexterous abilities. It takes babies generally around five months before they can purposely grip an object. Learning more complicated skills such as eating ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Contact with monkeys and apes puts populations at risk

Animal diseases that infect humans are a major threat to human health, and diseases often spillover to humans from nonhuman primates. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have carried out an extensive ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Primates at play show why monkeying around is good for the brain

Picking your child's first school can be one of the hardest choices you make as a parent. Debate rages over whether it's better for children to start academic-style learning techniques at a young age or be allowed to learn ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New strains of parasites identified

About 600 million people around the world live with whipworms. Most are children in the developing world, whose physical and mental development is stunted by these gastrointestinal parasites. The whipworms affect their ability ...

Neuroscience

Primate brains follow predictable development pattern

(Medical Xpress)—In a breakthrough for understanding brain evolution, neuroscientists have shown that differences between primate brains - from the tiny marmoset to human – can be largely explained as consequences of ...

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