Lateralisation in humans and other vertebrates involves the input of sensory information more strongly to the brain hemisphere responsible for a required task...
Individuals act differently under the same conditions; everyone can be either afraid of danger or brave in the face of risk, but to what degree varies. Some individuals are bolder and others more timid, but when they work as a group they benefit from reduced risk, better defense and collective detection of danger and … Continue reading To act on your own or to compromise for the group
We are often determined by our personality, a set of traits that develop during our lifetime and make us who we are. Our personalities can determine our actions and our emotions. Can they, however, determine how we process information? The way we assess our surroundings is intricately linked to how we feel and act. A … Continue reading Behaviour and decisions affect learning
Human personality has fascinated us from early on. Aristotle, in his 'Nicomachean Ethics' identifies that humans "acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.". Today personality in humans and animals is defined in an almost … Continue reading Are animals only different in how they act or also by how much their actions can change?