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Posts tagged brain

July 15, 2016


toadfish in water

Fish Brains Have an Alerting System

DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.

July 13, 2016


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For My Next Trick…

The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.

June 15, 2016


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Why We Become Enraged

Rage and aggression are hardwired in our brains as a survival instinct.

June 9, 2016


brain texture

Brains Are the Same

The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.

June 3, 2016


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The Green Door

We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

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


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UFO Attack!

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

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