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Smarty Genes

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017

Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.

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Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

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Do Brighter Species’ Brains Emit Redder Light?

By Alison F. Takemura | October 1, 2016

Photon emissions in the brain are red-shifted in more-intelligent species, though scientists dispute what that means.

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Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons

By Tanya Lewis | June 14, 2016

Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.

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In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.

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To Each Animal Its Own Cognition

By Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016

The study of nonhuman intelligence is coming into its own as researchers realize the unique contexts in which distinct species learn and behave.

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Brain Activity Identifies Individuals

By Kerry Grens | October 12, 2015

Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2015

February 2015's selection of notable quotes

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How Dogs Interpret Speech

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2014

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes

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