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May 28, 2008

 

LSD on tinfoil

The Return of Psychedelic Drugs

Since the 60's, LSD has been seen as a recreational drug, not worth serious research...until now!

March 4, 2008

 

Active Neurons

I Sing the Brain Electric (2)

Learn more about Dr. Robert Bartholow and his electricity on this Moment of Science.

February 26, 2008

 

Head with Electrodes

I Sing the Brain Electric (1)

Robert Bartholow was to go down in medical history as both a pioneer in the field of neurology and a striking example of how researchers should never behave.

February 12, 2008

 

Lots of P Hot Peppers

Spicy Source of Pain Relief

Have you heard that hot peppers might be the key to a new type of anesthetic that blocks pain without making you numb or paralyzed?

February 12, 2008

 

Descending Numbers in Store

A Head for Numbers (2)

The closer that numbers presented to us are, the longer it takes us to compare them. This suggests that we solve such problems with a mental number line.

February 6, 2008

 

Man Eating some Food

Mmmm…Pie!

Are you hungry right now? It could be because your brain doesn't have enough leptin.

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?

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