“Vocal sequences of monkeys and humans follow a common pattern”

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A new study of geladas – a species of monkey living in the highlands of Ethiopia – has revealed that their long and complex vocal sequences follow a pattern seen in many human languages: the longer the overall sequence, the shorter are the sounds within it. This work not only reveals similarities between our communication system and that of our primate relatives, it may also shed new light on the fundamental organisation of diverse biological systems. Continue reading

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“Genetic factors…”explain around 25 percent of the differences in the age when people start to have sex”.

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The genes likely influence such factors as the age at which puberty hits, and whether or not you posses a risk-taking personality. Previous research had shown that people who start having sex at a young age are more likely to underperform at school and have poorer physical and mental health. Early onset puberty has been linked to a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

As professional problem-solvers, we do not yet have to have a full understanding of how the brain and body processes control and cause behavior to start to get some insights into the mechanisms and debunk some old ideas,beliefs and theories.

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Bible – Just Another Old Book, eh “…the first Judahite biblical texts were most probably put in writing in Jerusalem by priests and officials in the entourage of the king, possibly King Josiah.”

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“The majority of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover after early treatment — but a substantial number still suffer for years after a traumatic event even with early clinical interventions”

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Infants Get It – At 7 Mnths

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the researchers identified the neural processes that contribute to intelligent social behavior in infants. And it’s the first evidence that motor system activation in infants predicts the imitation of others’ actions, as well as an apparent understanding of others’ goals. Continue reading