Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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How nerve cell dictatorships and democracies control everything we do
Ari Berkowitz Ph.D.
Many people have intersex anatomy—not simply female or male. But how does this happen and why have intersex people been hidden and subjected to harmful surgeries?
Brain-machine interfaces bypass spinal cord injuries so patients can use their thoughts to directly control their muscles or a prosthetic hand.
The best point guards can pass to a teammate they can't see. Bats can track both other bats and insects, using specialized brain circuits.
We know from Edward Snowden that the NSA does extensive covert electronic surveillance. So do some fish.
We are currently awash in polling, voting, and caucusing. Brains, like countries, need to make decisions. Nerve cells choose behaviors through processes akin to elections.
Ari Berkowitz, Ph.D., is a Presidential Professor of Biology at the University of Oklahoma and author of Governing Behavior.