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Reads tagged with “neuroscience”

Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading
Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”: A Neuropsychology Reading

Unpacking the lyrics of the iconic happiness anthem to find surprising science-tested insights on well-being.

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Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation
Brain Culture: How Neuroscience Became a Pop Culture Fixation

Debunking the phrenology of our day, or why self-help books offer the cognitive science equivalent of snake oil.

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How Music and Language Mimicked Nature to Evolve Us
How Music and Language Mimicked Nature to Evolve Us

How auditory cheesecake was made with mother nature’s milk, or why our brains were not designed for reading.

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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education
How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education

What a woman in a gorilla suit has to do with the future of work and education in the digital age.

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Do You See What I See? BBC on the Subjectivity of Color Perception
Do You See What I See? BBC on the Subjectivity of Color Perception

Why you should wear red on your next date, or what an African tribe can teach us about the color of water.

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Brain Bugs: The Glorious Imperfections of Our Brains
Brain Bugs: The Glorious Imperfections of Our Brains

What our memory lapses have to do with optical illusions, advertising, and the bliss of ignorance.

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