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Stories by Melinda Wenner

Monkeys Get the Creeps, Too

Like humans, animals do not care for realistic animations of themselves

February 26, 2010 — Melinda Wenner

Multimedia Memory Boost

A video before bed or a recording played while asleep can enhance learning

February 22, 2010 — Melinda Wenner and Michele Solis

Electric Surprise

Stimulating brain cells may be trickier than we thought

January 1, 2010 — Melinda Wenner

MIND Reviews: Brainy Gifts

From home sleep-cycle monitoring to a tap into the psychology of motivation, these clever products promise to get inside your head

November 1, 2009 — Gary Stix, Melinda Wenner and Frederik Joelving


Preparing foods with fire may have made us humans what we are

September 1, 2009 — Melinda Wenner

Origins: The Start of Everything

Where do rainbows come from? What about flying cars, love and LSD?

September 1, 2009 — Davide Castelvecchi, Graham P. Collins, Bruce Grierson, Mara Hvistendahl, Jonathon Keats, Michael Moyer, George Musser, Christie Nicholson, Ricki Rusting, Jessica Snyder Sachs, Christine Soares, Gary Stix, Kate Wong, Melinda Wenner and Philip Yam

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner