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In any major mapping expedition shouldn’t the first priority be to survey the uncharted regions?
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Brains are made of plastic. Seems like a ridiculous claim. The brain is not made of plastic. Or, is it?
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I’ve been reflecting on issues of Personal Identity; last month I wrote a blog post on this. On Saturday evening I rented Memento (2000) and watched for the second and third times. This remarkable film features adventure, mystery, human drama, and fascinating movie technique.
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Following a car accident, a heart attack, or any other life-threatening event, there have been many instances documented where people that were near death, experienced something vivid, something that to them was real.
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Ever had the experience of smelling something and then being automatically transported back in time? It’s as though your olfactory sense is the “on” switch to your memories.
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A fascinating report in the journal "Current Biology" states that patients with "locked in syndrome" can communicate by controlling the size of their pupils
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Grid Cells in rat entorhinal cortex were discovered in the Moser lab in Trondheim, Norway. These cells were first described in a paper in Nature 20051; For the past 8 years these neurons have been objects of intense study.
My Grandmother once offered me her brain....
Here in the UK, it is royal baby mania, which makes me as a neuroscientist think about how parental behavior is controlled by the brain.
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The Hollow Face Illusion is spooky. The photo is of a flat sheet of plastic with a facial mask pushed in one side. In this case it’s the face of Albert Einstein*.
Everyone knows a picky eater — a former classmate of mine ate only cereal, pasta and milk — but why does picky eating exist?
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We’ve all experienced this: hearing a song triggers a memory.
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