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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Scientists are trying to figure out why so many of us want to pinch babies’ chubby cheeks and squeeze adorable puppies.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Sleep deprivation puts the brain on high alert, unable to discern a well-natured grin from a threatening scowl.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
From pregnancy to parenthood, child-rearing shapes the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Researchers are studying the chemicals and structures behind charitable brains.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Pregnancy sculpts the brain in a way that may improve social cognition and caregiving.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Elseline Hoekzema and her research team studied physical changes in (human) moms’ brain structure by scanning the brains of about 80 men and women
  • BrainFacts/SfN
There’s no mistaking a broken heart for a broken bone — but our brains might look at both kinds of pain the same way.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This film investigates whether dogs love us by reviewing behavioural and neuroscientific evidence.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
New research reported in the journal Psychological Medicine, concludes that continued use of cannabis causes violent behavior as a direct result of changes in brain function that are caused by smoking marijuana over many years.
The neuroscientist and professor discusses finding calm in the world of stress research.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 32 min
The professor discusses the neuroscience of social behaviors and science outreach in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 37 min