Xurxo Mariño
Neurophysiologist and science communicator. Department of Medicine, University of A Coruña (Spain).
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The violent crimes committed by ordinary people are, in most cases, the result of the so-called affective aggression.
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Humans are born rather undeveloped, compared to other species, which favours a better understanding of language and behaviour in society.
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The process that takes place when we cook on a barbecue is very similar to the one that occurs in our organism when we eat and digest food.

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The next time you find yourself near a barbecue, try to pay attention to what you see. It is a fascinating scientific process.

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Associating feelings of pleasure with dopamine us a common mistake. The process involves many other elements. Humans permanently seek pleasure and the continuous generation of expectations, surprise, and desire.

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Tactile memory allows us to create images in our brain thanks to the relative positions of fingers and hands.
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We cannot assume that our Palaeolithic ancestors possessed cognitive capacities typical of the modern mind.
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Some mammals experience a feeling of soft pain when tasting fruits with capsaicin. This mutation has survived with the evolution of mammals.
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In Lamarck's revolutionary work, only his failed attempt to elaborate a coherent theory of the evolutionary process has remained in popular teaching.
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Humans' control over breathing enabled them to laugh, unlike other animals such as horses.
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