10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Brain

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Brain Matter Throughout history, the human brain has been remarkably good at dismissing itself. Everyone from ancient Egyptians to Aristotle has downplayed the role of the mysterious stuff between our ears. Famed anatomist Galen gave the brain credit as commander of movement and speech, but even he brushed aside the white and gray matter, figuring […]

Beauty Affects Men’s and Women’s Brains Differently

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Beauty is famously in the eye of the beholder; but it’s also in the beholder’s brain, and may work differently in the brains of men and women. In men, images they consider to be beautiful appear to activate brain regions responsible for locating objects in absolute terms – x- and y-coordinates on a grid. Images […]

The Truth Behind Women’s Brains

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Most people think that the brains of baby boys and girls are blank slates at the beginning of life. But according to new scientific evidence, they’re not. Recent reports show that newborn males and females have very different brain circuitry, and hormones dramatically shape their future thoughts, feelings and behavior in the first years of […]