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When the Mind's Eye Is Blind

Some people find it impossible to imagine a friend’s face or their own apartment—a phenomenon named aphantasia. Scientists are beginning to tease out the brain features underlying the condition...

August 1, 2018 — Anna Clemens

Piano Lessons Tune Up Language Skills

Six months of piano lessons can heighten kindergartners' brain responses to different pitches, and improve their ability to tell apart two similar-sounding words. Christopher Intagliata reports...

June 26, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

How Much Can We Know?

The reach of the scientific method is constrained by the limitations of our tools and the intrinsic impenetrability of some of nature's deepest questions

May 31, 2018 — Marcelo Gleiser

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
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