To answer this question, first we must look at what we are asking: what do we mean by “feel”? and what is “pain”? When discussing the subject of pain, researchers make the distinction between nociception – “the sensory nervous systems response to harmful or potentially harmful stimuli” , and pain – the subjective experience of … Continue reading Do insects feel pain?
Testosterone- the single word biological explanation accompanying the classic “Boys will be boys” slogan, oft-repeated as a rationalization for everything from mischief to bullying to violence to world wars. The sex hormone, occurring both in men and women (albeit in a much larger quantity in men) has been commonly linked to aggression, particularly male aggression. … Continue reading The Neuroscience of “Boys will be boys”: Exploring the link between testosterone and male aggression
What comes to your mind when you think of language? It might be grammar or maybe literature. Or that one language you always wanted to learn but never found the time for (yet!). But lay back for a moment. Think about the wondrous fact that by reading these lines, the arbitrary symbols called letters create … Continue reading Meaningful connections – On how the brain makes sense
Introduction Be it Facebook, Twitter, a phone call, or simply chatting to a friend at the pub, or a family member at home, humans often communicate with one another for long periods of time. So what is it about this social exchange of information that is so appealing for us Homo Sapiens? The philosopher Aristotle … Continue reading Homo Sapiens: The Social Animal