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Memory Surprises

An Unforgettable Activity from Science Buddies

May 17, 2018 — Science Buddies and Sabine de Brabandere

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

Bad Audio Can Hurt a Scientist's Credibility

Listeners gave more credence to a scientist’s radio interview when the audio was good quality than they did to the same material when the audio was poor. Christopher Intagliata reports.

April 28, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

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

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial