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September 13, 2019


Why Can’t We Remember Our Dreams?

Perhaps you’ve heard that the average person dreams four to six times each night. But did you know that most of us are unable to recall 90% of our dreams? Today on A Moment of Science we ask why it is that we forget most of our dreams.

July 15, 2019


The Slimy Mental Networks Of Bacteria

The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.

June 14, 2019


Laughing Through Brain Surgery

Electrically stimulating a part of the brain of patients undergoing surgery induces laughter followed by an immediate feeling of relaxation and happiness.

May 28, 2019


Electronic Mind Reading

A newly created computer program was capable of reconstructing intelligible speech from recordings of brain waves.

May 27, 2019


Super Bats

New research shows that bats have surprisingly fast brains.

May 23, 2019


It’s Easier To Lie In A Foreign Language

In a recent study, people took longer to tell the truth in a foreign language because the extra cognitive load of speaking a different language made it harder.

May 20, 2019


What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

An international team of biomedical scientists think Alzheimer’s is caused by an infection of the brain by the same bacterium that causes the gum disease gingivitis.

April 29, 2019


Dinosaurs’ Noses Helped Them Cool Down

Scientists recently did some CT scans of fossils from two different ankylosaur species in order to find out what a dinosaur was doing with complicated loops inside its nose.

March 5, 2019


How The Brain Sees

The human brain uses the same areas for both imagination and vision.

January 18, 2019


Literature and the Brain

A recent study indicates that reading fiction helps improve the brain’s capacity for creativity.

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