Comportamiento, Neurociencia y Anatomía

Una revisión de 350 estudios descarta efectos nocivos de las radiofrecuencias sobre la salud | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Un grupo de 72 personas participó el año pasado en una inmensa farsa sin saberlo. La mitad de ellas se autodeclaraban “electrosensibles”. Presentaban una catarata de síntomas inespecíficos, como fatiga, vértigo y náuseas, que atribuían a los campos electromagnéticos producidos... Seguir leyendo →

Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence | Forbes.com

"Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly "knowing" the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded. Gigerenzer, author of the book... Seguir leyendo →

MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together | Ars Technica UK

"Language takes an astonishing variety of forms across the world—to such a huge extent that a long-standing debate rages around the question of whether all languages have even a single property in common. Well, there’s a new candidate for the elusive... Seguir leyendo →

LDD – Medicina Social. Medicina Pública en Podcast Linterna de Diogenes – iVoox

http://www.ivoox.com/13838936 Source: LDD - Medicina Social. Medicina Pública en Podcast Linterna de Diogenes en mp3(20/11 a las 20:45:09) 01:01:17 13838936 - iVoox

Google’s DeepMind AI gives robots the ability to dream – ExtremeTech

"Following in the wake of recent neuroscientific discoveries revealing the importance of dreams for memory consolidation, Google’s AI company DeepMind is pioneering a new technology which allows robots to dream in order to improve their rate of learning.  Not surprisingly... Seguir leyendo →

Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us?

"In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us?... Seguir leyendo →

Brain-immune system connection lymphatic vessel – Business Insider

"Antoine Louveau was looking through his microscope at thin membranes that protect the brain when he saw something that absolutely shouldn't be there: a lymphatic vessel. The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it... Seguir leyendo →

BBC – Future – We’ve got human intelligence all wrong

"The guests lining up outside a Brisbane gallery were not your typical culture vultures; in fact, until recently they’d never seen a painting in their life. But with just a little training, they developed their own artistic taste, showing a... Seguir leyendo →

Harvard scientists think they’ve pinpointed the physical source of consciousness – Business Insider

"Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises. But researchers think they might have finally figured out... Seguir leyendo →

Las islas en las que la cara de miedo no significa miedo | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Uno de los pocos habitantes de Kaileuna, una isla remota de Papúa Nueva Guinea, habla con acento extraño. Los miembros de su clan, con los que sale a pescar cada día para poder comer, le llaman Kalekesi. Llegó a la... Seguir leyendo →

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells | Popular Science

"Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and... Seguir leyendo →

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day? | Big Think

"Breakfast has been made out to be one of the most important meals of the day. It’s considered taboo to skip it, and we'll even go so far as to shame people for doing so. After all, making time to... Seguir leyendo →

Why Referendums Aren’t as Democratic as They Seem – The New York Times

"The voters of the world have had quite a year: They rejected Colombia’s peace deal; split Britain from the European Union; endorsed a Thai Constitution that curtails democracy; and, in Hungary, backed the government’s plan to restrict refugees, but without... Seguir leyendo →

Los grandes simios pueden adivinar lo que estás pensando | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"En 1835 llegó al Zoo de Londres el primer chimpancé para fascinar a sus visitantes. Luego llegaría Jenny, una orangután a la que vestían con ropa de mujer. La reina Victoria visitó la exhibición y quedó horrorizada ante la visión... Seguir leyendo →

Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries | Science | AAAS

"If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D printer and some special ink could be your best medicine. Researchers have created what they call “hyperelastic bone” that can be manufactured on demand and works almost as well as... Seguir leyendo →

Los aborígenes australianos son los humanos vivos más antiguos | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"Hay poblaciones humanas que hasta ahora se han visto poco representadas en los estudios genómicos, como los primeros pobladores de Australia. Mal hecho, porque la primera lectura del genoma de 83 aborígenes de aquel continente, y otras 25 personas de... Seguir leyendo →

What is New Economic Thinking? – Evonomics

"The financial collapse of 2007/08 and the subsequent deep recession and sluggish recovery have left huge scars on the global economy. In the UK, the government is grappling with an unprecedented budget deficit and unemployment is over 1 million higher... Seguir leyendo →

Dolphins recorded having a conversation ‘just like two people’ for first time

"Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices". Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using... Seguir leyendo →

What’s universal grammar? Evidence rebuts Chomsky’s theory of language learning – Salon.com

"The idea that we have brains hardwired with a mental template for learning grammar — famously espoused by Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — has dominated linguistics for almost half a century. Recently, though, cognitive scientists and... Seguir leyendo →

Human Brains Are Neither ‘Male’ Nor ‘Female’ – D-brief

"The physical differences between men and women are pretty simple to decipher from an anatomy book, but those categorical dividing lines disappear when it comes to the brain. Going back nearly a century, scientists have attempted to determine whether the... Seguir leyendo →

El pueblo en el que la sonrisa no significa alegría | Ciencia | EL PAÍS

"El libro La vida sexual de los salvajes del noroeste de la Melanesia, publicado en 1929 por el antropólogo austrohúngaro Bronisław Malinowski, describe una insólita costumbre que el autor solo conocía de oídas. Las mujeres de un puñado de aldeas... Seguir leyendo →

A man who lives without 90% of his brain is challenging our concept of ‘consciousness’ – ScienceAlert

"A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite missing 90 percent of his brain - is causing scientists to rethink what it is from a biological perspective that makes us conscious. Despite decades of research, our... Seguir leyendo →

Bonobos use a range of tools like stone-age humans | New Scientist

By Bob Holmes Video: Bonobos use a range of tools like stone-age humans "Bonobos can be just as handy as chimpanzees. In fact, bonobos’ tool-using abilities look a lot like those of early humans, suggesting that observing them could teach... Seguir leyendo →

What Milton Friedman Got Wrong: Biologists Destroy Homo-Economicus – Evonomics

"One of the most influential articles published in the field of economics is Milton Friedman’s (1953) “The Methodology of Positive Economics”, in which he argues that people behave as if the assumptions of neoclassical economic theory are correct, even when... Seguir leyendo →

The Trouble with Darwin | Big Think

"Like many others, I watched the recent debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham with a queer mixture of awe and déjà vu. Who knew that 89 years later, we'd still be litigating the Scopes trial? As someone trained in... Seguir leyendo →

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