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Tag: Cognition

National Institute of Health

And Now for Your Gender-Biased Brain Science Update

This just in: Men’s and women’s brains are different. Like, structurally different.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE

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Study Finds Cognitive Declines After Menopause

Researchers discovered subtle changes in the mental processes of women in the year after their final menstrual period, a phase called early post-menopause.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 READ MORE

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On Reflection, Pigs Are Smart

With all the bad press that pigs have been getting of late, owing to the swine flu scourge, it’s good to see that an academic journal, Animal Behaviour, has given our porcine friends a PR boost in the form of a study that shows pigs know how to identify themselves, and explore their surroundings, using mirrors.

Posted on Nov 9, 2009 READ MORE

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