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May 25, 2016

 

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Say Cheese

Fake smiles and real smiles are controlled by two different parts of the brain.

April 11, 2016

 

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Recollection or Reconstruction?

Though we often think of the brain as a storage device, memory isn't an act of recollection, it's a reconstruction of past events.

April 6, 2016

 

pond slime

Brains and Slime

Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.

March 25, 2016

 

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Word Up, Brain

Reading action verbs fires up neurons in your motor cortex as if you were actually doing the actions.

March 21, 2016

 

bright light

UFO Attack!

Turns out, a UFO attack reported in 1969 was actually a salvo of meteor fragments.

March 14, 2016

 

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Zap Into Lucid Dreaming 

Scientists discover how to induce lucid dreaming, a state wherein people are concious of being in a dream.

March 8, 2016

 

CONFIRM spelled in scrabble letters

Confirmation Bias

Time and time again, people try to confirm rather than disconfirm given facts, even when the latter provides more useful information.

February 25, 2016

 

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How Parenting Affects the Brain

Childbirth activates the region of the brain associated with obsessive compulsive disorder.

February 23, 2016

 

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It’s All in the Eyes

Researchers discover the link between pupil size and the brain's flow state.

February 19, 2016

 

crying baby in doctor's office

There, there

Infants experience less pain from injections if given while they're nursing.

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