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Posts tagged neurology

February 6, 2008


Child Thinking and Sitting Leaning up on Post

A Head for Numbers (3)

Last time we discussed "acalculia,"the condition whereby people with neurological damage, say by stroke, find themselves suddenly unable to work with numbers.

February 6, 2008


Clear Chalkboard with Number-line above

A Head for Numbers (1)

Time for your moment of science math quiz. Ready? Which of the following numbers is larger: 90 or 50? 16 or 14? 9 or 7? But, this was a psychology quiz not math

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.

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, 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?

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