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If Modern Humans Are So Smart, Why Are Our Brains Shrinking?

  by Kathleen McAuliffe; illustrations by Stuart Bradford From the September 2010 issue; published online January 20, 2011 Discover     Jo…

Started by Sydni Moser

3 Oct 7, 2016
Reply by Pope Beanie

Some "Theory of Mind" in Apes

Apes can tell when you've been duped Humans might not be the only ones that understand when others harbour mistaken beliefs. The delight of…

Started by Pope Beanie

4 Oct 7, 2016
Reply by Simon Paynton

Idealism. Not philosophical idealism, but children's idealism. Why does it leave? Why does it stay?

A bumper-sticker remark I liked: "I Don't Should On Myself." Mispronounce "should" and it sounds like "shit". I was 45-ish before I read in…

Started by Tom Sarbeck

4 Jun 10, 2013
Reply by Melvinotis

Your Brain, Typically Female or Male?

All my youth, I was very tomboy, played with the boys and their toys. During my teens my play with boys turned from gravel pits and Tonka t…

Started by T A A

13 Nov 7, 2011
Reply by Tatyana Harris

The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big 'The Magic of Thinking Big' is a title of a book that fmd dozens of hardheaded, practical ideas, techniques, and…

Started by Hope

0 Feb 26, 2011

Self-Deception and it's causes

There are so many people in this world that seem to be a certain thing; however, upon further introspection, we find that many of these peo…

Started by Matt

4 Dec 23, 2010
Reply by Matt

The Rich Are Different: More Money, Less Empathy

By Maia Szalavitz Wednesday November 24, 2010 TIME Looking for empathy and support? You're more likely to get it from a poor person than…

Started by Sydni Moser

0 Nov 27, 2010

The Evolving Minds Of Humans

NPR November 12, 2010 LISTEN To This (22 min.) Story HERE: Why do humans have consciousness? In his new book, Self Comes To Mind, neurolo…

Started by Sydni Moser

1 Nov 13, 2010

Faking It

Freakonomics Podcasts - NPR 04.12.10 By Stephen J. Dubner If the human psyche were a big map, nestled somewhere between the Sea of Cheatin…

Started by Sydni Moser

3 Oct 15, 2010
Reply by T A A

How To Live Forever! Or Why Habits Are A Curse

by Alva Noë October 1, 2010 NPR The experienced length of a day, or week, or season, has nothing to do with calendrical time. This is co…

Started by Sydni Moser

1 Oct 11, 2010
Reply by doone


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