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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

 

Diagram of human brain

How To Remember April

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

June 18, 2015

 

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Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

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

July 31, 2007

 

Human brain replica

Reconnecting the Brain

How complex is the human brain, and how much can brain surgeons do to repair brain damage? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 3, 2005

 

Dual Body Clocks

Nestled in your brain is a biological clock that matches the 24 hour clock of a day. However, they may be another clock. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 9, 2003

 

The Sniffing Brain

Learn about the sniffing brain on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Mind Reading

Sometimes we get letters here at Moment of Science asking whether psychics are for real.

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