July 2013

Brainiac book club week 6 - Alan Logan

In this week's segment for the Brainiac Book Club we get wild. Into the wild... the natural... the utterly none urban that is. ...

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Back to Nature

If you live in an urban area, do you deal with stress by taking a vacation somewhere rural or wild? Many of us do. So,...

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Brainiac book club week 5 - Read Montague

Neuroscientist Dr. Read Montague is the authour of Your Brain is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions. This week on the Brainiac Book Club, he...

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Decisions

Decisions decisions decisions. We make hundreds a day. Everything from whether to get out of bed, to making an offer on a new house, to...

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The Brain's Eye View

Eyes have become a hot area of research for many neuroscientists, but what they're interested in is not what eyes see, but how they move. Our...

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Brainiac book club week 4 - Sharon Begley

"The mind is what the brain does." This has become a useful idea that many neuroscientists use to explain the parsing between mind and brain,...

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Brainiac book club week 3 - Daniel Levitin

Dr. Daniel Levitin of McGill University has written several books that touch on music and the brain. He is best known for This Is Your...

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Of Music and Dance

The old saying is true ... it does take two to tango - you and your brain. Across all human cultures, music and dance are fundamental...

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Neurogastronomy

When you sip that first cup of coffee in the morning, don't go asking your taste buds what they think. Ask your brain. ...

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Brainiac book club week 2 - Neurogastronomy by Gordon Shepherd

Roberta had the chance to ask neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd about how he discovered the ways in which our brains create our experience of flavour, a...

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