It is now scientifically proven that most of us carry a mother’s voice in the neural patterns of our brain: bedtime stories, dinnertime conversation and the chatter we heard before birth identify us.
Bhatnagar Prize awardee Vidita Vaidya finds it fascinating how we develop such different ways of responding to trauma despite sharing an identical neurological architecture.
One morning, completely unexpectedly, Samantha Anderson woke to find that she could no longer swallow. Three-and-a-half years and many medical appointments later, she’s finally regaining her ability to eat.
If the behaviour of our closest relatives can change so dramatically, what are the implications of the parasite’s hold over humans?
Ants may not have dodged death, but remaining spry as spring in the evening of one’s life is enviable.