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    Discover How Nerves Translate Different Types of Touch Sensations [Slide Show]

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    Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

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    Is Lying Rational?

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    Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes to Creativity

    New research reveals unexpected brain regions contribute to creativity

    May 28, 2015

  • Can Visualizing Your Body Doing Something Help You Learn to Do It Better?

    Can Visualizing Your Body Doing Something Help You Learn to Do It Better?

    —Jim Lohr, Iowa

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