HUMAN BEHAVIOR

An undated image of the human brain taken through scanning technology. The scan shows a person responding to a visual scene, with the imaging technology measuring increases in blood flow to a certain region of the brain. Neuroscientists use functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques -- in which a person's head is put in a machine like a giant magnet -- to gaze deep within the brain to view neural regions that monitor behavior and regulate emotions. It is a young field, but one that ultimately could have as dramatic an impact on the legal system as DNA testing, said Michael Gazzaniga, the director of a new project to study the implications of neuroscience for the U.S. judicial system. TO MATCH FEATURE USA-LAW/BRAIN. REUTERS/Sage Center for the Study of the Mind, University of California, Santa Barbara/Handout (UNITED STATES). EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

The Brains Of Psychopaths May Be Wired Differently Than Yours Or Mine

What drives psychopaths to commit violent crimes or immoral actions could have a lot to do with how their brains are wired to make decisions, a new study finds. Traditionally, scientists have seen psy...

Are You A Pigeon Or A Parrot?

While a pigeon poses patiently for hours (it really does), looks into your camera (even into your eyes sometimes) and does not object to its personal bubble being invaded, a parrot is almost never available for you. It does not let you come close, it does not pose, it gets really offended even if you direct a lens towards it...
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Love Thy Neighbour – Or At Least Know Their Name

Some weeks ago, Mishti, my older one, went missing. There was another girl with her; together they had gone to collect money for a raffle and had not returned until late in the evening. The other child's mother called me to check if I knew where they had been. Although I had no idea where they were, I was confident they would be fine. What could happen to them inside the confines of the housing complex?