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Human

Mind, body, health, disease, medicine and hope

The human experience is driven not just by the natural processes that shape our minds, bodies and world, but also by our ability to understand and shape those processes. From good health to terrible disease, from the foods we eat to the drugs we take, and from simple psychology to the the complexity of consciousness.

Human fetuses turn toward face-like patterns of light projected through their mothers' abdomens.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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

Singing is not just emotion -- it is motion as well. But how far do the vocal cords crawl in a single operatic performance?

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

To human brains, the sight and smell of sickness are a bigger deal than the sum of their parts.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Science and high speed cameras prove that heavy metal singers do intuitively what babies know instinctively -- how to protect their voices while making very loud sounds.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

New technology using a one-color laser may drive future generation of high-tech hearing aids.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A portable glaucoma test saves vision.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

Findings may help researchers identify better ways to reduce pain in infants.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

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