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Posts tagged human brain

December 13, 2017


black white image of a human skull being x-rayed, a light bulb has been photoshopped in

Your Brain And Lymphatic Vessels

In 2015, scientists made an accidental discovery that changed our understanding of the human brain's relationship with the immune system.

November 24, 2017


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Do People Really Have One-Track Minds?

Have a friend who claims to have a one-track mind? Here's an experiment to test that theory.

November 8, 2017


a woman smelling flowers

Smell The Past

Odor-evoked memories increase temporal lobe activity which has been linked with positive memory processing.

August 28, 2017


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Bilingualism And Your Brain

Being bilingual might delay the onset of dementia.

June 12, 2017


A black and white image. The largest part of this image is a man's face making a pained expression with three marks running from his dark hair across his right eye, nose, and mouth. The background of this is black dots on a white background. This image is also a billboard. In the left bottom corner, small people are looking at the face.

Emotional Hangover

Why do more emotionally charged moments seem more memorable?

May 30, 2017


A black and white image via microscope of Golgi stained neurons. The back ground is shades of white and gray, the neurons appears to be black. They resemble tree branches or even a landscape viewed from very far up in the sky.

Brain Efficiency And Intelligence

Scientists are studying the efficiency of the human brain.

May 19, 2017


In the lower right corner of the image is an in focus martini with a single olive at the bottom of the glass. The rest of the image is blurry: a man with a beard wearing an olive green shirt is looking toward the martini. In the background are blurred shapes that look like they could be people standing up and a bar.

The Cocktail Party Effect

Scientists are studying the way the human brain processes language.

November 23, 2016


A man sleeps on a couch. An orange cat, wrapped into a ball, sleeps next to him.

What Happens To A Dream Deferred?

If you've ever been up all night, you may have found that staying awake becomes a lot easier after five or six a.m. Why?

September 2, 2016


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How To Remember April

It can be hard to remember something... here are some helpful memory aids!

June 18, 2015



Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

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