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Does ‘Brain Training’ Actually Work?

An online citizen science project is recruiting 30,000 volunteers to assess whether exercises to improve memory and attention are valid—and if so, for whom

September 24, 2020 — Susanne M. Jaeggi, Anja Pahor and Aaron R. Seitz | Opinion

COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics: Who Gets It First and Other Issues

Contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs spoke with Arthur Caplan, head of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s division of medical ethics, about some of the ethical issues that researchers have to consider in testing and distributing vaccines against COVID-19...

August 6, 2020 — W. Wayt Gibbs, Scott Hershberger and Steve Mirsky

Bat Says Hi as It Hunts

Velvety free-tailed bats produce sounds that help them locate insect prey but simultaneously identify them to their companions.

July 7, 2020 — Jason G. Goldman

Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?

Your sense of smell may be a better memory trigger than your sense of sight. Here's why a whiff of apple pie may instantly transport you home in your mind

June 29, 2020 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
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