Why do we find some robots cute and others disturbing? New research points to a representation of the Uncanny Valley effect in the brain.
The rapid development of the hippocampus in childhood may explain why it’s nearly impossible to recall memories from our early years.
As we learn more about how memories are formed and stored in the brain, researchers are now discovering the many ways in which memories can be altered on a neuronal level.
For years, scientists had predicted the existence of neurons in the brain that respond to both the experience and the observation of an emotion. It now seems that they have found them in rats!