Colleen A. Bell

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EEG recordings prove learning foreign languages can sharpen our minds - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) together with colleagues from the University of Helsinki have discovered that learning foreign …

How LSD permits leaping word associations

The drug LSD may make it easier for the brain to access distantly related words, a new study finds, suggesting that the drug activates certain language networks in the brain.<p>The researchers also found that people under the influence of LSD self-monitor their own language less than people who …

An Introduction to Network Neuroscience

Studying brain networks has become a truly interdisciplinary endeavor, attracting students and seasoned researchers alike from a wide variety of …

Neuroscience

Higher-income students have an edge when it comes to working memory - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, ON – University of Toronto and MIT researchers have discovered important differences between lower and higher-income children in their …

Updated map of the human brain hailed as a scientific tour de force

When the German neurologist Korbinian Brodmann first sliced and mapped the human brain more than a century ago he identified 50 distinct regions in the crinkly surface called the cerebral cortex that governs much of what makes us human.<p>Now researchers have updated the 100-year-old map in a …

The Brain

Yes, You Can Make Cheese Out Of Greek Yogurt. Here's How.

And it's delicious.<p>Cheese-making is often thought as an activity best left in the hands of professionals -- it involves live enzymes, after all -- but this is not always the case. Some cheeses are so easy to make at home it's a shame you haven't been making (and eating) them your whole life. …

Breakfast

Dog found with mouth taped shut, recovering from surgery

A 15-month-old pit bull mix is recovering from surgery and is doing much better than expected after being discovered last with its mouth bound shut …

Archaeologists in China claim to have found two million-year-old stone toys

Researchers excavating an eroded basin in Hebei province, China, claim to have made a remarkable discovery - a two-million-year-old ‘playground’ of …

Scant Evidence that Early Prehistoric People were Warlike, Anthropologist claims

The earlier Stone Age seems to have been a time of peace and not war, says an anthropologist specializing in war who has studied the published work …

Human dispersal and the evolution of languages show strong link

2/02/2015 07:00:00 PM<p>Geneticists have famously tracked small differences in the human genetic code to trace the evolution and spread of humans out of …

Just A Bit Of DNA Helps Explain Humans' Big Brains

Scientists studying the difference between human and chimpanzee DNA have found one stretch of human DNA that can make the brains of mice grow significantly bigger.<p>"It's likely to be one of many DNA regions that's critical for controlling how the human brain develops," says Debra Silver, a …

Genetics

Stone Age Skull Reveals Astonishing Human Diversity

A partial human skull found at a site in Kenya suggests early humans living in Africa were incredibly diverse.<p>The 22,000-year-old skull is not a new …

How modern humans ate their way to world dominance

The difference between humans and their closest relatives is partly a matter of taste. Yams, pumpkins, and squash are as bland as potatoes to our …

Humanity

How hunting with wolves helped humans outsmart the Neanderthals

Dogs are humanity’s oldest friends, renowned for their loyalty and abilities to guard, hunt and chase. But modern humans may owe even more to them than we previously realised. We may have to thank them for helping us eradicate our caveman rivals, the Neanderthals.<p>According to a leading US …

Humanity

Neanderthal groups based part of their lifestyle on sexual division of labor

2/18/2015 08:30:00 PM<p>Neanderthal communities divided some of their tasks according to their sex. This is one of the main conclusions reached by a …

How the language you speak changes your brain

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

Language Learning

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Trail of Tools Reveals Modern Humans' Path Out of Africa

Early Homo sapiens lingered in a lush Arabia before encountering Neanderthals in the Levant.<p>Where did our species come from, and how did we get from there to everywhere?<p>Genetic studies have supplied a convincing answer to the first question: Our modern human ancestors evolved in Africa, then swept …

More on 200,000 year old Neanderthal remains found in Normandy

10/12/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>On the prehistoric site of Tourville-la-Rivière (Seine-Maritime, Normandy), a team of archaeologists from the French National …

Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

43,500-Year-Old Aurignacian Tools Found at Willendorf

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND—Stone tools recovered from the site where the 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf was discovered in 1908 have been dated to 43,500 …

Chimps with tools: Wild ape culture caught on camera

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1112000/1112362_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524710919_6f31b749bdfbac36449cd7d262586c52<p><b>Researchers have captured the spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps.</b><p>They say this is the first clear evidence …

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Hunter Gatherers

Ancient Oregon caves may upend understanding of humans in the Americas

10/04/2014 05:00:00 PM<p>A network of caves in rural Oregon may be the oldest site of human habitation in the Americas, suggesting an ancient human …

200,000 year old Stone Age tools found in Chhattisgarh

10/06/2014 04:00:00 PM<p>In a sensational archaeological discovery, Stone Age implements, believed to be 200,000 years old, were found at a prehistoric …

Unexpectedly speedy expansion of human, ape cerebellum

10/02/2014 02:00:00 PM<p>A new study published in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on October 2 could rewrite the story of ape and human brain …

Wooden-Handled Flint Knife Found in Denmark

RØDBY, DENMARK—A 3,000-year-old flint knife complete with its wooden handle has been uncovered in southern Zealand. “A dagger of this type has never …

Cave Paintings in Indonesia Redraw Picture of Earliest Art

The dating discovery recasts ancient cave art as a continent-spanning human practice.<p>A hand painted in an Indonesian cave dates to at least 39,900 years ago, making it among the oldest such images in the world, archaeologists reported Wednesday in a study that rewrites the history of art.<p>The …

Human fossils from 'oldest Parisian'

<b>Scientists have unearthed rare, ancient human remains in silts close to the River Seine in France.</b><p>The left arm bones are dated to about 200,000 years ago, and look to be Neanderthal - although the researchers say that with no other fossils it is impossible to make a full description.<p>There is little …