In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways. But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience? In a classic paper
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Philosophy professors in the United States have all heard of Confucius and the Daoist Laozi. Many have also heard of their approximate contemporaries in ancient China: the later Confucians Mencius and
The Mexican tetra lost its eyes - as well as a significant portion of its brain - to ensure survival in a subterranean environment At some point back in deep time, a group of fish were washed into a limestone
Feeling your best doesn't start in the gym. Check out this study shared by YourTango on the role that positive thinking plays in being healthier. I talk (and write, and think!) a lot about mindfulness.
After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab. I’ve seen my younger brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two
In Pakistan's prestigious medical schools, female students outshine and outnumber their male counterparts. However, many do not end up as practising doctors - and now there are calls to limit their numbers,
Industrial designer Sha Yao created the inspiring Eatwell tableware line to help those who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease. “When my grandmother was first diagnosed with the disease, I began volunteering
Study finds that trauma suffered in lifetime can influence genetic make up of future generations Research has found that the trauma suffered by Holocaust survivors has seen genetic changes being passed
Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity. That’s according to new research which links high childhood IQ to an increased risk experiencing
Photograph: Joe Wilson/Joe Wilson et al./Current Biology 2015 Adult female Dasymutilla asteria velvet ant, a member of the Madrean Mimicry ring. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/17/1439824082502/9156cbdc-7269-48da-b989-0d69faff8f3a-460x276.jpeg
Take a pretty picture. Slap some inspirational words on it. Post it on Facebook, then swim in a river of likes. If this is a thing you do, be afraid: you have been replaced by a robot. A wonderfully random,
Part of octopuses' sophisticated wiring system—which extends beyond the brain and is largely distributed throughout the body—controls their blink-of-an-eye camouflage. Researchers have been unsure how
This story originally appeared on BBC Future We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control.