Today's Takeaway | December 26, 2012

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Understanding How the Mind Makes Meaning | The Reading Brain | Your Brain on Sound | The Real Science of Erasing Your Brain | The Future of the Brain

Understanding 'How the Mind Makes Meaning'

What happens in our brains when we hear language, or speak it? In addition to our brains, what other parts of our bodies are at work, trying to relay and understand meaning? And how d...

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The Reading Brain

Our brains evolved in survivalist terms, prioritizing basic sensory functions, like sight and scent. Today, our brains must adapt to learn much more complex processes, like learning t...

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Your Brain on Sound

We're told from an early age that we have ears to hear with, but if you investigate a little closer, it turns out that behind our ears are our brains.  Seth Horowitz is an auditory ...

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The Real Science of Erasing Your Brain

What if you could erase any knowledge of painful experiences? This is not just the plotline of "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." In reality, scientists have been working for ...

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The Future of the Brain

Ray Kurzweil, technologist and futurist who is on a mission to make us all immortal. According to Kurzweil, technology is progressing at a faster and faster rate so that in 10 or 15 y...

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