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Stories by Lynne Peeples

Can fearful memories be erased?

In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Joel and Clementine's relationship ends so sourly that the couple elects to have their mutual memories swept away via a non-surgical procedure called "targeted memory erasure." No such tool actually exists.

September 3, 2009 — Lynne Peeples

Music to Monkeys' Ears? Try Metallica, or the Metro

Music is known to induce terror and tears, as well as inspire dance. Even basic human speech itself is laced with emotional direction: a musical pattern of long drawn out sounds versus short brief ones can be the difference between calming and exciting a child.

September 2, 2009 — Lynne Peeples

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