When women do find something to be genuinely funny, they feel rewarded in a way that men don't.
There’s something really funny about dreams. Well, okay, there are a lot of funny things about dreams. Even though we all can remember certain kinds of dreams, it’s curious just how hard it is to remember your dreams in general. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Do you remember who won the world series in 1968, but forget where you left your keys? Are you great at remembering all the details of a story, but lousy when it comes to remembering people’s names? What our brains choose to remember, and exactly how they do it, has been the subject of scientific inquiry for quite some time. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
A surprising phenomenon sometimes occurs to people who have lost a hand. Soon after the hand is lost, they report that they can feel it again, this time when something touches the side of their face. A neurologist can lightly touch different areas on the cheek, for example, and the person will say it feels as if two spots were being touched simultaneously. One on their face, and one on their missing hand. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
On this Moment of Science, we discuss how parenting affects the brain.
Learn about the importance and effects of eye contact on this Moment of Science.
It turns out pain isn't always the same. What hurts me a whole lot may not hurt you so much. "My Ouch Ain't Yours" on this Moment of Science.
Almost all mammals, in fact, have REM sleep; birds do too, although only in the early parts of their lives. It seems that sleep and REM are required by a particularly complex kind of brain.
On this Moment of Science, we discuss the difference between brain death and a coma.