The Smartest Creatures on Earth

The Smartest Creatures on Earth

The difference between you and Chewbacca: Are humans the brainiest creatures on the planet? Here's what separates us from other animals.

The Origins of Words

By Thomas Suddendorf Ph.D.
Is it thanks to words that we have risen above the brutes?

If Someone Put a Gun to Your Head Could You …

By Kurt A Carlson Ph.D.
How to discover options where you thought there were none.

When We Look Into Another Eyes

By Vint Virga D.V.M.
Does it matter if we're gazing at a loved one or a dog we may meet at the park?

Magic Tricks, Consciousness, and Mental Imagery in Dogs

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
A magic trick suggests that dogs have mental imagery.

Awareness of Death Makes Us Human

By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Here's how to manage the sense that time is running out

If You Remembered Every Single Day of Your Life—in Detail

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
"Superior Autobiographical Memory" inspires Louise Owen to live without regrets.

Anger: The Most Deadly Serpent Lies Within

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
The 200,000-year-old human health assassin

What Makes Us Human?

By Thomas Suddendorf Ph.D.
It is time to establish what we share and what we don't share with other animals

Symbolic Eating

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
When compulsive overeating becomes a language.

Matching Wits: Dolphin vs. Primate

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
Gauging the depth of our intelligence

Is Taking the Initiative a Sign of Intelligence?

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
Dolphins and lawyers have creativity in common

Betrayal of the Tongue

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
Decreased taste sensitivity in overeaters

What Are the Limits of Canine Learning?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C.
Dogs have mental abilities equivalent to human 2 to 3-year-olds.