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The shape of your brain may strongly influence your thoughts and behavior

In chapter ten, we marveled at the number of neuronic connections in the brain-86 million! Researchers have always placed a great emphasis on this great number of connections to explain how we "think, feel and behave". New research suggests that the shape of the brain -- its size, curves and grooves -- exerts a greater influence. Here's the article: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/brain-shape-may-influence-thoughts-behavior-rcna86938, and here's the research: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-023-06098-1.

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Wooden structures that predate our species!

In chapter 10, we talk about the New Stone Age, and the first human settlements 10,000 years ago. Now new research has uncovered wooden structures carved out by humans almost 500,000 years ago--before

Music Therapy and Memory

Here's an interesting article that describes the many ways in which music therapy is used to treat patients with dementia: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-music-therapy-helps-people-with-de

Zeroing in on consciousness

In chapter 10 we more fully explore the eerily transcendent quality of humans known as consciousness. Scientists are finally zeroing in on key areas of the brain responsible for consciousness, includi

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