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In the News: Why Your Voice Is Quieter Than an Orangutan’s

All great apes, including humans, have vocal tract air sacs that they use to call out loud. Ours have evolved to be smaller than the other apes’, leaving them with louder voices.

Aug 25th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Why Your Voice Is Quieter Than an Orangutan’s

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In the News: Rethinking the Boundaries of “Human Rights”

There are big differences between apes and humans, but we do share the majority of our DNA and other characteristics. Should some "human rights" extend to our great ape cousins?

Aug 16th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Rethinking the Boundaries of “Human Rights”

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In the News: Why We Attribute Human Qualities to Machines

Now researchers observe that the more "human" a robot seems, the more active are the brain regions that think about the intentions and desires of others -- even if that other is a machine.

Aug 13th, 2008 | 1 comment

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In the News: Preserving Stone Age Cave Art

How can we preserve prehistoric artworks like those in southern France's Lascaux caves while still allowing modern visitors to experience them in some way?

Aug 3rd, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Preserving Stone Age Cave Art

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In the News: Electrical Stimulation May Improve Learning

In Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, an electrical current is applied to the head and passed to the brain. Preliminary results suggest that TDCS could enhance memory and learning.

Jul 8th, 2008 | 1 comment

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In the News: Monkeys That Can Count

While we can manipulate elaborate equations with square roots and derivatives, new research shows monkeys can “count” audible beeps and equate them to visual representations of the same amount.

Jul 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Monkeys That Can Count
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