Praying Mantis (Photograph by Patrick Kavanagh) Who are you and what do you do? I am Vivek Nityananda, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Newcastle University where I am affiliated with the Centre for Behaviour and Evolution. The main focus of my research is on how animals use their senses and cognition and how that links … Continue reading A Soupçon of SciComm with Vivek Nityananda on stereo vision in Praying Mantis
Despite the multitude of languages that exist in India, communication of science is often limited to only a few and often centred around major cities. This obviously leads to the problem of scientific knowledge and ideas not reaching those who would benefit from it the most. But all is not doom and gloom. Armed with … Continue reading Vigyaan-Vichaar Ep1
Can you feel somebody else's emotions? Pain, frustration, relief and even happiness? Humans might be one of the very few species that can do this with remarkable fidelity! Reema Jayakar explains how understand this Universality of Human emotions was a turning point for her as a neuropsychologist.
Vijay Ramesh talks to us about why its important to learn from the past so that we can effectively predict our future - not just for global warming, but also for bird migrations!
Hummingbirds are some of the tiniest birds with one of the highest metabolism rates ever found in the animal kingdom. Listen to Anusha Shankar explain how they manage to sleep at night and not die of starvation!