Parasites may play a larger role in our psyche than we want to believe. Sam McDougle investigates some of the latest research into parasites of the nervous system, from insects to humans.
Category - re:COG
Which stop is it on the ventral visual pathway? Sam McDougle discusses current research and speculation about the human ability to tell apart animate from inanimate objects.
In his second article, re:COGNITION blogger Sam McDougle looks at some fascinating new research on the function of our facial expressions beyond the social sphere. Why do fear, disgust, and joy look the way they do?
In the first dispatch for his new re:COGNITION blog at The Beautiful Brain, neuroscience researcher and musician Sam McDougle looks at the 'universal moral grammar' theory of the cognitive foundations of moral decision making.