Why Parrots Have Unusually Large Brains

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Researchers analyzing parrot social networks reveal a sophisticated structure of ever-shifting alliances and competitors, behaviors that have only been well-studiedĀ in primates and other mammals. Their advanced cognition allows them to live in complex, dynamic social environments, according to a new study published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances.

Brainy mammals such as dolphins and primates, as well as social carnivores like hyenas and lions, have w Continue reading Why Parrots Have Unusually Large Brains

The Crazy Things Your Brain Does To Keep Your Life Interesting.

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The next time you flunk a test or forget where your keys are, don’t blame your brain. You can’t blame that wrinkly thing in your skull for anything. It is trying super duper hard to keep you happy every day.

Even if you’re bored, it works to alleviate that boredom. It’s hard to believe just how much the brain is doing when you don’t realize it.

Did You Realize Your Brain Could Actually Be Affected By These Things? Wow.

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We all want a healthy, active brain. Healthy brains help us stay alive and thinking. Sometimes, there are outside forces that can hinder or enhance your brain activity. If you’re not sure what these outside forces are, you’ve come to the right place! Everyday items and occurrences change the brain drastically, so it’s best to remain aware of them.