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Human perception of colors does not rely entirely on language

Based on the study of a stroke patient with damage to the occipito-temporal brain region, researchers made a big discovery about color categorization. They reveal color categorization and naming can be independent in the human brain. The finding challenges long-standing theories of the mandatory involvement of language in adult human cognition and color discrimination.... Read More...
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Plants don’t think, they grow: The case against plant consciousness

Despite much debate that plants may have the same 'mental features' as animals, such as consciousness, cognition, and emotions, a new study reveals this is unlikely to be the case. Researchers report plants, which lack any anatomical structures remotely comparable to the complex brain, are highly unlikely to possess consciousness.... Read More...
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Genetics influence how protective childhood vaccines are for individual infants

A large, genome-wide study in children reveals genetic variants associated with differing levels of antibodies produced as a result of three common childhood vaccinations. Researchers identified two genetic loci associated with the persistence of vaccine-induced immunity following early life vaccinations. The results may help clinicians tailor personalized vaccine schedules to maximize the effectiveness of immunizations.... Read More...