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September 28, 2009

 

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Key Factors That Determine Your Salary

Do people that are better looking get a higher salary? Does it all depend on smarts? Psychologist agree that both brains and beauty are the key to big bucks.

August 5, 2009

 

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The Truth Behind Déjà vu

Today's Moment of Science asks the question: "Have you really been there before"?

June 3, 2009

 

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Lost in a Book

Ever wonder what's happening inside your brain when you read a really good book? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

July 31, 2007

 

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The Relationship Between Memory And Imagination

Research with amnesiacs suggests a deeper relationship between the landscapes of memory and imagination. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 2, 2007

 

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Cocoa and Blood Flow

According to one study, some kinds of cocoa could not only taste good, but be good for you, too. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 26, 2007

 

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Losing Your Mind, Literally

How is your grandparents' memory? Your great grandparents'? What happens to your mind as you grow old?

January 9, 2007

 

Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

Can these "magic" shrooms tell us more about our brain chemistry?

June 11, 2006

 

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Gestures

They help us to communicate information more clearly, and they can make that information more memorable to our listeners.

December 26, 2005

 

Thanks for the Memories

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.

December 1, 2005

 

The Ability, or Inability, to Grasp Metaphors

To most, metaphors are easily understood, but to people with damage to the angular gyrus region of their brains, metaphors are confusing. That is, they have trouble interpreting the figurative meaning of metaphors. All they can figure is the literal meaning of what they hear and read. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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