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How Much Does My Dog Understand?

Many of us have been caught talking to our dogs, but how much of what we say to them do they actually understand?

December 2, 2017 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

Your Brain Is So Easily Fooled

Journalist Erik Vance talks about his first book, Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform and Heal

November 27, 2017 — Erik Vance and Steve Mirsky

AI Scans Twitter for Signs of Opioid Abuse

Geotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do

October 30, 2017 — Louis Dzierzak

Monsters: Not Just for Halloween

Stephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters. 

October 25, 2017 — Stephen Asma and Steve Mirsky

How to Make a Consciousness Meter

Zapping the brain with magnetic pulses while measuring its electrical activity is proving to be a reliable way to detect consciousness

November 1, 2017 — Christof Koch
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