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Music in Your Head

Listening to music involves not only hearing but also visual, tactile and emotional experiences. Each of us processes music in different regions of the brain

By Eckart O. Altenmüller

Does Free Will Arise Freely?

How consciousness is produced influences such issues as when we can regard fetuses as individuals and whether courts can hold us accountable for our actions

By Michael Pauen

Fear Not

Anxieties can be strongly etched into the brain. But don't worry--researchers may find ways to erase them

By Rüdiger Vaas

The Science of Persuasion

Social psychology has determined the basic principles that govern getting to "yes."

By Robert B. Cialdini

Humbled by History

Over the centuries, many "proven" ideas about the brain were later found lacking, a lesson worth remembering today

By Robert-Benjamin Illing


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January 2004

See the World from a Different Perspective

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