The Human Body

Looking under disability

Looking under disability

Why is it that disabilities, or how we react to them socially, are seldom mentioned in day-to-day conversations? Kastner explores studies of disability by anthropologist Joan Ablon.Read on »

The handi-capable body

The handi-capable body

When mannequins modelled on people with disabilities were displayed in a Zurich store front, they caused shock–both to passers-by and the models themselves. But why should we react this way?Read on »

The brain in love

The brain in love

Forget your heart — it's your brain that takes you to the heights of romantic love and causes you to crash when it fails. In this TED talk, Helen Fisher describes what happens inside our brain when we are in love.Read on »

Nulture

Nulture

We live in a world of bio-politics, in which the genomes of disempowered people are subject to malicious slanders. Why are studies that blame human biology for global inequality still being taken seriously?Read on »