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The Science of How Memory Works
The Science of How Memory Works

What the four “slave” systems of the mind have to do with riding a bicycle.

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The Art of Looking: How Eleven Different Perspectives Illuminate the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland
The Art of Looking: How Eleven Different Perspectives Illuminate the Multiple Realities of Our Everyday Wonderland

“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”

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The Best Music Books of 2012
The Best Music Books of 2012

From the neuroscience of talent to the illustrated Beatles, by way of Zen Buddhism and how creativity works.

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The Science of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect
The Science of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

“The self is more of a superhighway for social influence than it is the impenetrable private fortress we believe it to be.”

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Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity
Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity

“Memory is dialogic and arises not only from direct experience but from the intercourse of many minds.”

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Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?
Are We Nearing the Maximum Capacity of the Human Brain?

How “the cleverest organ in the known universe could suddenly become one of the dumbest.”

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