Sam McDougle explains the purported evolutionary relevance of that horrible nails-on-chalkboard sound.
Category - re:COG
Interesting new reasearch suggests that individuals perceive different "amounts" of free will in themselves vs. others.
Language, upright posture, tool-making -- these are examples of commonly cited "human-specific" behaviors. But how unique are these behaviors to us clever, hairless apes? New research on a bird from the South Pacific shows that some humbling...
The universality of the pentatonic scale in world music is not a new idea. However, the idea that it could be rooted in our biology is more controversial. Sam explores the debate surrounding the biological basis of music.
In keeping with this week's theme of free will and consciousness, Sam explores some new research on the neuroscience of voluntary action.
Addiction is hard to define. Does it merely refer to any uninhibited behavior that is habitually repeated? Sam McDougle discusses the neuroscience of addiction.