Monthly Archives: January 2013

Space Faces, Causality and the Origin of Religion

The human brain manages to make sense of a chaotic world by picking out patterns from the noise bombarding our senses.  We don’t see the trillions of photons coming into our eyes as pointillist smears of colors; we see trees … Continue reading »

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Big Brain Bravado

When it comes to our brains, we have it all wrong. A little background:  a study published recently in Current Biology and summarized in a HuffPost article seeks to understand why more animals do not have larger brains.  In my … Continue reading »

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