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Mysteries of the Mind

Mysteries of the Mind

For more than a century, scientists across disciplines have investigated the workings of nature’s most complex organ. Findings from cutting-edge neuroscience are moving us closer to understanding processes like how we make decisions or navigate our environment...

December 3, 2018
Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

Why do facts fail to change people’s minds? In this eBook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices...

September 3, 2018
3 Cosmic Mysteries--No. 3

3 Cosmic Mysteries--No. 3

What are some of the most intriguing and unexpected puzzles about the universe?

July 29, 2016 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Brain Dictionary

Scientists have created an interactive brain map showing which areas respond to different words. Nature Video explores how our brains organise the thousands of words in our heads. This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on April 27, 2016...

April 28, 2016 — Nature Video
The Reading Brain

The Reading Brain

Do you enjoy reading books? Reading is one of the unique activities that only humans do, and we have not been doing it for that long! People have been practicing spoken communication using a language system with grammatical rules for at least 100,000 years...

May 12, 2015 — Tanja Kassuba & Sabine Kastner
OOPS! Basic Anatomy Wrong in National Campaign Announcing $50m Gift

OOPS! Basic Anatomy Wrong in National Campaign Announcing $50m Gift

From the Department of Convoluted University Bureaucracies and the Havoc They Wreak, I bring you an example of why Certified Medical Illustrators are worth every penny you spend on them: If you opened up The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, or The Boston Globe this week you might have seen a [...]..

April 2, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Brain Awareness Week in NYC

This week is Brain Awareness Week 2015! A number of great events are taking place around the world to promote public education of the brain and to support research in neurological and psychiatric diseases...

March 15, 2015 — Stephen L. Macknik
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