Mind Reading and Moody Octopodes
This week; we hear about octopodes having temper tantrums when exposed to HDTV, explore why some people are genetically wired to feel more pain and how eyeless scorpions are not stuck down an evolutionary blind alley. Plus, how scientists can use a brain scanner to see what you're imagining in your mind’s eye!
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Pushing a high definition TV screen up to the side of an octopus’s aquarium tank and showing them images of crabs and other octopuses, scientists have revealed these intelligent marine creatures can undergo major mood swings ranging from glum to excitable and aggressive.
Cambridge researchers have identified gene sequences that make some people feel more pain.
Eyeless scorpions living in deep inside caves in Mexico have returned to light and regained the ability to see, showing that a specialized way of life is not always an evolutionary blind alley...
We discover a way to read a person’s thoughts using a brain scanner...