Neurology / Neuroscience

Are most dolphins ‘right-handed,’ too?

Researchers studying a group of dolphins in the Bahamas have made an intriguing discovery: Most of the group had a right-side bias, much in the way that most humans are right-handed. Share on PinterestMost dolphins, like humans, appear to have a right-side bias. Dolphins are cetaceans: water-dwelling mammals. Currently, scientists recognize at least 40 species […]

Epilepsy Neurology / Neuroscience

The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half

A fascinating new study involving people who underwent hemispherectomy — surgery to remove one of the brain’s hemispheres — in childhood shows that these individuals now display almost no immediately obvious effects of this procedure. Share on PinterestEmerging evidence emphasizes the brain’s impressive ability to adapt, even when doctors remove half. Brains have two halves, […]