The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The origin of laughter, smiles and tears – Michael Graziano – Aeon

The origin of laughter, smiles and tears – Michael Graziano – Aeon | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Why do laughter, smiles and tears look so similar? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root
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Horrible looking picture but fascinating article on the basic origin of common emotional behaviours such as smiling.

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Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs

Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Last week, Gallup announced the results of their latest survey on Americans and evolution. The numbers were a stark blow to high-school science teachers everywhere: forty-six per cent of adults said they believed that “God created humans in their...
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