Tag: neuroscience

Do emotionless humans exist?

Do emotionless humans exist?

The idea of a robot-like human being unable to feel emotions might seem like something out of science fiction, but if reading the title of this post brought to mind the idea of a Mr Spock type character from Star Trek then you wouldn’t be far off. This neurological condition has a name, alexithymia, and […]

Music and Neuroscience: an innovative project

Music and Neuroscience: an innovative project

Do you like music? And science? Well, it is your lucky day because I bring you very interesting news. The music of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has become a partner of Science. A series of concerts fronted by the Italian conductor Alessandro Fabrizi will be the echo of this initiative that was created in collaboration […]

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How Deep is the Cognitive Process in Animals?

How Deep is the Cognitive Process in Animals?

It’s clear that animals can think and feel, but just how complicated is this process and how similar are their emotional responses to those of humans? In fact, they have very sophisticated minds with cognitive and emotional processes that mirror ours. For many years it was assumed that reactions in animals were merely stimuli – […]