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May 15, 2013

 

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Change Blindness And The Mysteries Of Vision

Vision may not involve creating an inner model of the world in the brain.

May 1, 2013

 

People Under Hypnosis

Hypnosis Brain Waves

We have all seen in the movies, or perhaps in person, a person becomes hypnotized and falls slowly to sleep.

April 29, 2013

 

temperature measure

Anatomy Of A Fever

Your body works hard to raise its temperature, but in the meantime, you get the chills. Why?

April 10, 2013

 

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Enjoying Your Food Increases The Nourishment Your Body Receives

Did last night's dinner make you drool with anticipation? Did lunch have you licking your chops?

March 28, 2013

 

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Math Hurts My Brain – Why?

I'm not a math person. Anytime I have to deal with numbers, let alone solve an actual math problem ‑‑ which, thankfully, is not often ‑‑ it's almost painful.

March 27, 2013

 

colors on a cup

Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

March 15, 2013

 

ritalin drug packaging

How Do ADHD Drugs Work?

People around the world have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD. And many are on drugs, like Ritalin, to help with the disorder.

March 13, 2013

 

shetland sheepdog puppy playing in the grass

The Power Of Cute

I've heard that owning a dog or cat can be a good way to deal with stress and ward off depression. Is that true?

March 8, 2013

 

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Surprisingly, Scientists Don’t Know Much About Nausea

Everyone has experienced the queasy sensation. Yet scientists actually know very little about what causes nausea.

February 27, 2013

 

old style leather helmets for football

What Is A Concussion?

Every season several football players miss a number of games after absorbing vicious blows to the head.

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