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Posts tagged neurology

January 29, 2008

 

Grandparents Sitting and Smiling

The Sunny Side of Aging

Learn about the sunny side of aging, on this Moment of Science.

January 15, 2008

 

Girl with Guilty Face

Why Feel Guilty?

We've all felt guilty at some point it seems, but have you ever stopped to wonder why we feel this emotion? What role does guilt serve?

January 10, 2008

 

Visual Picture of Boys Head and Brain

The Split Brain Phenomenom

Learn about the split brain phenomenon on this Moment of Science.

January 10, 2008

 

Cords Connected to Boys Head

The Split Brain Patient

Learn about split brain patients on this Moment of Science.

January 10, 2008

 

Alphabet Letters on a Fridge

Alphabetic Memory

Quiz: What comes before P in the alphabet? Unless you are particularly good at remembering sequences, you probably sang yourself a little song, but why?

December 26, 2007

 

"I love you" in different languages

Learning Language

Have you ever wondered why some people can learn a new language easily, but others struggle? It could be because they have a large Heschl's Gyrus.

December 26, 2007

 

Freshly baked cookies

Anosmia

Anosmia, the term for the lack of a sense of smell, affects over two million Americans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 7, 2007

 

X-Ray of Brain

Brain Exposed, Wide Awake

If you were having brain surgery, would you either be out cold, or awake during the procedure? Of course, unconscious, right? Well, your surgeon may disagree.

October 5, 2007

 

angry student at desk taking a test

Get Angry, Think More Clearly

Say you're about to take a test or give an important presentation at work, would you rather be calm and collected or angry and agitated?

September 27, 2007

 

Man with bright light

Out of Body’s All in the Mind

Chances are you've heard a description of what's called a near death, out-of-body experience. For a lot of people, it's a powerful, even mystical experience.

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