Numerous psychological differences have been found between males and females, such as differences in cognitive abilities, personality, and rates of certain psychiatric disorders. However, do these differences tell us about evolutionary differences between biological males and females (nature), or just gender differences between men and women, girls and boys (nurture)? Are the brains of males … Continue reading Everything you always wanted to know about sex (differences), but were afraid to ask
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?
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