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Captivated By Critters: Humans Are Wired to Respond to Animals
Animals  (tags: human, brain, wired, captivated, animals, response, science, attraction, humans, investigation )

- 2398 days ago -
Some people feel compelled to pet every furry animal they see on the street, while others jump at the mere sight of a shark or snake on the television screen. No matter what your response is to animals, it may be thanks to a specific part of your brain
Chimp, Bonobo Study Sheds Light on the Social Brain
Animals  (tags: neuroanatomical, chimpanzees, brain )

- 2577 days ago -
It's been a puzzle why our two closest living primate relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, have widely different social traits, despite belonging to the same genus. Now, a comparative analysis of their brains shows neuroanatomical differences
9 Surprising Facts About Animal Intelligence
Animals  (tags: Animal Intelligence, Human Intelligence, Brain, Pet, Behavior )

- 2613 days ago -
The gap between human intelligence and that of animals might be so wide as to be insurmountable, but it's not quite as big as we used to think it was. As anyone who's ever had a pet can tell you, animals are a lot sharper than you might want to believe.
Kanzi the Amazing Ape Who Can 'Speak' With Humans and Understands 450 Words Makes Oprah Appearance
Animals  (tags: Kanzi, ape, animal, intellegence, brain )

- 2759 days ago -
He has had countless articles written about him and has even been the subject of a book.But now Kanzi the 'talking' ape has reached the pinnacle of his packed showbiz career - he has been the subject of a feature on Oprah Winfrey's talkshow.
Mongooses Pass Traditions on to Their Young, Too
Animals  (tags: mongooses, brain, generation )

- 2879 days ago -
For the passing on of traditions, it appears that an especially big brain isn't required. A new report published online on June 3rd in Current Biology, shows that even mongooses in the wild carry out traditions that are passed down from one generation to
In the Brain, Seven Is A Magic Number
Animals  (tags: Brain, seven, Number, Natural )

- 3075 days ago -
Having a tough time recalling a phone number someone spoke a few minutes ago or forgetting items from a mental grocery list is not a sign of mental decline; in fact, it's natural.
Class Bee Drug: Honey Bees Get a Real Buzz as Scientists Give Them Cocaine to See How Their Brain's React
Animals  (tags: insects, bees, cocaine, research, humans, brain )

- 3405 days ago -
Scientists are doping up honey bees with cocaine to study how their brain reacts to the drug and possibly find a way to stop addiction in humans. The research found similarities between honey bees and humans, in that they are both are driven by rewards a
Powerful Brain Scanners Replace Cruel Animal Testing
Animals  (tags: animals, animal, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, testing, vivisection, drhadwen, hadwen trust, animaltesting, brain, mental illness )

- 3878 days ago -
Powerful brain scanners and human volunteers are now being used by the Neuroimaging Research Group at Birmingham's Aston University instead of the cruel use of animals for human brain research.

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