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Posts tagged brains

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.

March 24, 2005

 

Speaking with Tongues

Studying the way parrots vocalize can help scientists better understand the way humans vocalize. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 13, 2005

 

Sweet Revenge

Learn what humans will do for revenge, on this Moment of Science.

April 26, 2004

 

Afterglow

What are afterglows and how do they appear? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 25, 2004

 

Amnesia

What occurs in the brain during different types of amnesia? Find out on this Moment of Science.

January 12, 2004

 

Drugs and Learning

When you experience something new, do you know what happens to your brain? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 17, 2003

 

Why Giving Birth Hurts

Find out why giving birth hurts on this Moment of Science.

October 16, 2003

 

Restless Leg Syndrome

Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome? Find out what causes such persistent itches on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Tricking Your Ears

By temporarily altering the shape of the pinnas with plastic molds, researchers in the Netherlands found that indeed, people with new pinnas had a hard time locating sound sources.

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