Archives for July 12, 2013

Why aliens might understand the universe very differently than we do

But what if they don’t see anything remotely within our visual spectrum? Let’s say that they evolved on a planet not powered by light from a nearby star, but from vents from the planet’s core. Light, and vision, might not be a big component of their senses. Perhaps, for whatever reason, they only see ultra-high […]

Compassion, Stress and the Vagus Nerve — Physiology

The “Nerve of compassion,” when active, helps create the “warm-fuzzies” that we feel in our chest when we get a hug or are moved by something… The vagus nerve is a bundle of nerves that originates in the top of the spinal cord. It activates different organs throughout the body such as the heart, lungs, […]