Music Is Noise to Monkeys
October 1, 2019
Experiments show that monkeys prefer noise over music, even though they have brain similarities with humans. A neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health wondered if monkeys could relate to music like humans do. After all, their eyes probably see like ours; do their ears hear like ours? Katarina Zimmer at The Scientist tells the […]
Brains by Mistake: The Darwin Poof Spoof
July 8, 2019
To Darwinians, brains are merely meat computers that arose by accident. The evidence for "over-design," however, is beyond comprehension.
Are Terrorists Radicalized by Their Brains?
June 23, 2019
When multiple factors are at work, sorting them out is difficult, and inferences about causality can be misleading.
Time to Re-Mind the Brain
March 19, 2017
A radical rethink is needed to understand the brain, a neuroscientist complains. A radical rethink is needed to understand human exceptionalism, too.
Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking
December 12, 2016
Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.
Mormons and Psychologists Burn Their Brains
December 4, 2016
Can an MRI scan tell anything about spiritual experience?
You Can Trust Scientists (to Be Fallible)
July 5, 2016
With theory overturns like these, one gets to wonder about the privileged status of scientists in our culture.
Large Study of Near-Death Experiences Finds Surprises
October 20, 2014
What does a person sense during the transition from life to death? A large new study collected data, but more study is needed.
Findings Spur New Ethical Challenges
September 16, 2014
Some researchers are pushing harder for human embryonic stem cells over induced pluripotent stem cells. Other news overlapping with ethics is noted in this entry.
If Brain Determines Politics, It Also Determines Science
May 23, 2014
Recognizing a self-refuting position is a shortcut through the paralysis of scientific analysis.
Mind Your Matters, Evolutionist
June 7, 2013
Several recent articles illustrate the mental struggle materialists have with human uniqueness, particularly the mind and consciousness.
Complex Brain Wiring Unveiled in New Images
February 24, 2013
Surely one of the great mysteries of human life is how a single fertilized egg cell grows to an adult, with a brain sporting hundreds of billions of functional connections supporting abstract thought.
Your Senses Awe Scientists
November 17, 2012
The ear, the eye, the nose, and the mind itself continue to display wondrous capabilities.