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Articles by Alistair Jennings

A neuroscientist explains how music is the language of emotion.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

The long road to truly understanding what causes our political beliefs.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Are humans designed to believe? Or is it an unintended by-product of our ballooning brains?

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

The answer is yes, but not as much as you might think.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Our brains are constantly trying to work out what things have meaning, and what things don’t.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Turning New Year’s resolutions into habits.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

The same system that rewards you for selfish actions also rewards you for generous ones.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

If you are suddenly really hungry at 3pm it's because your brain feels like it's chemically high!

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

It's estimated that up to a third of the athletes that we'll watch at the Olympics, will be dopers. So how do you dope and get away with it?

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Artificial intelligence is coming – so how’s it going to change our reality?

Alistair Jennings, Contributor