Pronoiac Mistakes

Did a Copying Mistake Make Humans So Smart?

Mistakes made during cell division long ago may have lead to the sophistication of the modern human brain.

A copyediting error appears to be responsible for critical features of the human brain that distinguish us from our closest primate kin, new research finds.

When tested out in mice, researchers found this “error” caused the rodents’ brain cells to move into place faster and enabled more connections between brain cells.

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Maybe You’re Capable of Being Happier Than You Think

Happiness levels are not predetermined. Genes and early life experience don’t set a limit on a person’s happiness.

The idea that happiness is a genetic trait influenced by early life experiences has been challenged by new research from Germany.

It found feelings of happiness and well-being respond to external factors such as healthy lifestyle, religion and working hours.