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Humans Evolved but Are Still Special

Brown University biologist and author Ken Miller talks about his new book The Human Instinct: How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness and Free Will.

April 30, 2018 — Kenneth Miller and Steve Mirsky

Math, Music and Imagination

Math can be experienced as play much as music is—just what’s needed to enlarge the tribe of creative problem solvers in mathematics and other human disciplines

April 13, 2018 — Marcus Miller

A Brain Deprived of Memory

Michael Lemonick, opinion editor at Scientific American , talks about his most recent book, The Perpetual Now: A Story of Amnesia, Memory and Love , about Lonni Sue Johnson, who suffered a specific kind of brain damage that robbed her of much of her memory and her ability to form new memories, and what she has revealed to neuroscientists about memory and the brain...

March 30, 2018 — Michael D. Lemonick and Steve Mirsky
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