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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

The Elusive Theory of Everything

Physicists have long sought to find one final theory that would unify all of physics. Instead they may have to settle for several

March 14, 2018 — Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Portrait of a Memory

Researchers are painting intricate pictures of individual memories and learning how the brain works in the process

March 14, 2018 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine

How Baby Birds Learn to Duet

Recordings of songbird duets reveal baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 23, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

What Is the Bystander Effect?

If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.

February 16, 2018 — Tim Palmieri
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