Tag Archives: Current Biology

Chimpanzees have language

I’ve read in several places that language is the last uniquely human characteristic.  Well, it turns out chimps communicate with a language of gestures: Researchers Translate the Meaning of Over 60 Gestures Used by Chimps. In the first systematic study of a … Continue reading

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‘Free choice’ in primates altered through brain stimulation

When electrical pulses are applied to the ventral tegmental area of their brain, macaques presented with two images change their preference from one image to the other. The study is the first to confirm a causal link between activity in … Continue reading

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Think you know what a dinosaur looks like? Think again …

The discovery of soft-tissue comb remnants on a fossil could change the way we visualise dinosaurs. The findings, published today in Current Biology, concern the fossilised remains of an Edmontosaurus regalis skeleton excavated in Alberta, Canada. What makes this specimen … Continue reading

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Babies Have Self-Awareness From The Minute They’re Born (STUDY)

Babies Have Self-Awareness From The Minute They’re Born (STUDY). This is a significant discovery.  Previously it wasn’t thought that babies had self awareness until around 18 months.  More evidence that our brains come with a lot of preprogramming, that we … Continue reading

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