Is the ability to lie convincingly a central aspect of (social) survival? Naomi Stewart dives into the evolution of the deceptive human nature.
Whilst our brains were designed by evolution to produce behaviour that was good for our ancestors, in today’s world we use addictive substances, eat too much, exercise too little and leave ourselves prey to ancient and emerging infections. To change such behaviours we need to understand the evolved causes of behaviour motives and habits in […]
Network pioneer Michelle Girvan asks how her field of research reflects and is reflected in our social lives. Girvan discusses how social media websites like Facebook, which have dramatically transformed the nature of human interactions, are invaluable to scientists because they generate and store massive amounts of Big Data which can be used to gain new insights […]
Explore Dr Ronald Konopka’s fantastic discoveries which opened the door to research on our biological clocks
Angelina Chrysanthou explores the sub-conscious factors which influence our decision making
Robyn Hopcroft explores the muddled world of morality
In the first online-only feature from I, Science Issue 30, Jess Norris finds out how our genes and environment – and our smell – affect who we fall in love with