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June 17, 2008

 

The Human Brian

Twenty Percent of Memory

You've heard that we only use ten percent of our brains right? Well, that's actually an old science myth that continues to be passed around.

May 18, 2004

 

The Science of Faking a Smile

Why do yearbook photos, passports, and driver license photos always look so terrible? Find out on this Moment of Science: "The Science of Faking a Smile".

December 9, 2003

 

The Sniffing Brain

Learn about the sniffing brain on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Get It?

Did you ever wonder what occurs inside your body when something funny happens? What is this thing we have in our brains that makes us say “ha-ha” when someone slips on a banana? One way to find out is to watch the brain laugh. That’s what Dartmouth neuroscientist William Kelley did. He and his team [...]

September 27, 2003

 

Autism

Dustin Hoffman’s award winning performance in the movie “Rain Man” brought a brain disorder called autism to national attention.But in typical Hollywood fashion “Rain Man” portrayed autism in sensational form.

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