After the perspective paper on visuospatial cognition and human evolution, and the review on visuospatial integration and the fossil record, we have now published a review article on visuospatial behaviors in archaeology. Here, we introduce and discuss parietal cortex evolution, embodiment, tool use and tool making, wayfinding, and the association between ph […]
This screenshot from the TV show Ozark (S02E06) was sent to me by Rosie Bongiovanni Tullos and Sara Juengst, both biological anthropologists. Neither could believe just how very VERY wrong this is:Let's start from the top, shall we? Those clavicles... the scapula... not sure why the ribs are placed like that... upside down vertebrae... upside down humer […]
Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of electrically stimulating deep brain tissues without opening the skullSince 1997, more than 100,000 Parkinson’s Disease patients have been treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS), a surgical technique that involves the implantation of ultra-thin wire electrodes. The implanted device, sometimes referred to as […]
Julia Fischer is the head of the Cognitive Ethology Laboratory at the German Primate Center in Göttingen (Germany) and a Professor at the University of Göttingen. She studies communication and cognition in Old World monkeys...