Reading Frames
Book Excerpt from <em>Reductionism in Art and Brain Science</em>
Book Excerpt from Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
Bob Grant | Aug 31, 2016
In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
The Neanderthal in the Mirror
Lydia Pyne | Aug 1, 2016
Our evolutionary cousin is no longer a blundering caveman. Recent research has painted a picture of a human ancestor with culture, art, and advanced cognitive skills.
Book Excerpt from <em>Seven Skeletons</em>
Book Excerpt from Seven Skeletons
Lydia Pyne | Jul 31, 2016
In Chapter 1, “The Old Man of La Chapelle: The Patriarch of Paleo,” author Lydia Pyne explains the public's evolving conception of the first complete Neanderthal skeleton found and described by scientists.
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Metabolic Syndrome, Research, and Race
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jul 1, 2016
Scientists who study the lifestyle disorder must do a better job of incorporating political and social science into their work.
Book Excerpt from <em>Blood Sugar</em>
Book Excerpt from Blood Sugar
Anthony Ryan Hatch | Jun 30, 2016
Author Anthony Ryan Hatch relays his personal experience with metabolic syndrome.
Book Excerpt from <em>Wondrous Truths</em>
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Book Excerpt from <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>
Book Excerpt from Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
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.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Serengeti Rules</em>
Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.