Category: Neuroscience & Mind
New Brain Research Supports Free Will
Researchers, altering Libet’s classical experiment, found that human brains show no “readiness potential” when a decision is important.
New Claim: Tyrannosaur Was as Smart as a Monkey
One researcher argues that, based on bird studies, the huge predators may have had many more brain cells than we have supposed.
Is the End of Science Near?
A study in the premier science journal notes the long term falling off of truly original findings, as opposed to endless citations of others’ findings.
Monkeys, Not Humans, Likely Made Ancient Brazilian Tools
The stone objects, dated from 50,000 years ago, look like the ones made by capuchin monkeys today.
Can Animals Be Held Criminally Responsible?
While the idea is handled provocatively in philosophy literature, in practice, animals are envisioned as plaintiffs, not defendants, in animal rights cases.