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In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.
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In Chapter 8 of 13 in her 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag Host Erik Michielsen, wildlife biologist Alayne Cotterill shares what it feels like when getting charged by a wild African lion in the her field work. Th...
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Eric R. Kandel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, examines whether the brain's two major memory systems, implicit and explicit, have any common features. Implicit and explicit memory both have a short-term...
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In Spark, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything fr...
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Researchers are applying stem cell transplantation to problems of photoreceptor preservation and replacement. Such an approach holds promise in the setting of disabling conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and...
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What's remarkable about the olfactory system is that from the outside world to the highest level of brain tissue there are only two synapses.
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There are so many advances going on right now in biotechnology that really have a wow factor," says Arrison. "Gene therapy to cure cancer and tissue engineering, growing brand new tracheas in the lab, also to cure can...
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Under ordinary circumstances, healthy sleep is by far the most powerful determination of high-level performance and productivity. Three major characteristics must be present to define healthy sleep. They are (1) a suf...
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There are no more evolutionary pressures driving gross human evolution, but that doesn't mean we won't be able to genetically re-engineer ourselves in the future.
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A conversation with the biological anthropologist and Rutgers University professor.