Differences Between Cognition & Memory Of Males And Females Linked To Two Genes

Peter Giese of the Institue of Psychiatry at King's College London, University of London has been studying the differences between male and female memory. According to this Telegraph news piece, he's identified two sex based genes in males but not females which function in cognitive and memory functions. "The researchers used mice to study the... Continue Reading →

A Review of the “What does it mean to be human?” panel at the 2008 World Science Festival

Wired Science shared some news of an interesting panel titled, "What it means to be human" held at this year's World Science Festival in New York City. This week, we saw Michael Tomasello's take on this question. Last month there was the What Makes Us Human conference. We've also read Marc Hauser’s postulates. Wired Science... Continue Reading →

Michael Tomasello on How Humans Are Unique

Michael Tomasello, a well known comparative psychologist, has a column in today's New York Times where he writes on, "How Are Humans Unique?" In the piece, Tomasello argues that our cultural, linguistic, economic and tool-use have all come about because of our tendency for "collective cognition." His argument stems from two of his recent papers,... Continue Reading →

IL1RAPL1 Genotype & Intelligence

I'm kinda surprised that this paper, "A study on the correlation between IL1RAPL1 and human cognitive ability," hasn't made many waves in the press nor in the blogosphere. Aside from being controversial, it is a pretty fascinating study. But, I'm not completely shocked many have abstained from mentioning it... Like the genetics of race, the... Continue Reading →

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