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What Pigeons Can Teach Us About Multitasking

Unlike humans, who are notoriously inept at multitasking, new research shows that pigeons are capable of efficiently switching between two tasks without incurring “switch costs.” ... More>

What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem

Can a Brain Scan Tell What You’re Thinking?

Distinct Stages of Thinking Revealed by Brain Activity Patterns

By combining two analytical strategies, researchers were able to use fMRI to identify patterns of brain activity that aligned with four distinct stages of problem solving. ... More>

Children Learn to Take Turns for Mutual Gain

It takes children until they are about 5 years old to learn to take turns with others, while the social skill seems to elude chimpanzees of all ages. ... More>