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Ignite Talks - Enlighten us, but make it quick

Ignite is a series of speedy presentations<p>Presenters get 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun …

The neuroscience of Bob Dylan's genius

Bob Dylan looks bored. It's May 1965 and he's slumped in an armchair at the Savoy hotel in London. The camera filming the documentary Don't Look Back, about Dylan's tour, turns away – Dylan's weariness feels like an accusation – and starts to pan around the room, capturing the ragged entourage of …

Scratching the Itch of Why, Why, Why?

What’s the meaning of life? Isn’t this the most fundamental question that has plagued humanity since…well, forever? While not limited to …

Are we all born with a talent for synaesthesia? – Shruti Ravindran

Vladimir Nabokov once called his famed fictional creation Lolita ‘a little ghost in natural colours’. The natural colours he used to paint his …

Smell Stimulates Early Visual Processing in Women But Not in Men - Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bouquet_de_roses_roses.jpg<p>Smells are undeniably powerful, able to transport us to different places and …

Which Colors Do You Smell?

<i>By Bettina Chang</i><p>What does the color red smell like?<p>According to the infallible question-answerers at Yahoo! Answers, it’s a conglomeration of strawberries, lobsters, red marker pen (huh?), and embers.<p>One know-it-all writes that some people have synesthesia, a rare condition in which people closely …

Disorder that makes people 'smell' colours seven times more common in artists - and may have evolved to 'give us ideas'

Disorder that makes people 'smell' colours is seven times more common in artists - and may have evolved to 'give us ideas'<p>By<p>Disorder makes people …

How sound and smell can create perfect harmony

A few years ago, on work experience at Oxford University's psychology department, I found myself roped in to participate in an experiment by a research team led by Professor Charles Spence. Sitting in a tiny room in the warren of labs and offices, I was shown a rack of bottles of scent and a simple …

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for …

Consciousness

Psychology Perspectives

There are various approaches in contemporary psychology.<p>An approach is a perspective (i.e., view) that involves certain assumptions (i.e., beliefs) …

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7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

Last year, Horizon’s fascinating documentary on how music works was one of our most-liked pickings of 2010. But perhaps even more fascinating than the subject of how music works is the question of why it makes us feel the way it does. Today, we try to answer it with seven essential books that …

Consciousness: Eight questions science must answer

Consciousness is at once the most familiar and the most mysterious feature of our existence. A new science of consciousness is now revealing its biological basis.<p>Once considered beyond the reach of science, the neural mechanisms of human consciousness are now being unravelled at a startling pace by …

What Makes Us Human?

For all the immense achievements of mankind I cannot help but think that a definitive answer to the question ‘what makes us human?’ eludes us. There …

Hearing Essay

Music represents life. A particular piece of music may describe a real, fictional or abstract scene from almost any area of human experience or …

How to truly listen

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound …

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Cognitive neuroscience of music

The <b>cognitive neuroscience of music</b> is the scientific study of brain-based mechanisms involved in the cognitive processes underlying music. These …

Temporal dynamics of music and language

The <b>temporal dynamics of music and language</b> describes how the brain coordinates its different regions to process musical and vocal sounds. Both music …

How We Help

Despite the enormous sums of money spent on mood- and behavior-altering medications that are often not particularly effective, nothing compares to …

Music and Memory: 5 Awesome New Psychology Studies - PsyBlog

Music and memory: it aids language learning, helps injured brains remember, causes widespread brain activation and more…<p>Music and memory have a …

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Ideasthesia: An Animated Look at How Ideas Feel

Danko Nikolic, a researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, has come up with a theory called "ideasthesia," which questions the …

Looking for fun in Cultural Science | McKee | Cultural Science Journal

There has been a tension in Cultural Studies between those authors who see fun as important; and those who see it as a distraction. This tension has …

Creative minds 'mimic schizophrenia'

<b>Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have been studying how the mind works.</b><p>Brain scans reveal striking similarities in the thought pathways of highly creative people and those with schizophrenia.<p>Both groups lack important receptors used to filter and direct thought.<p>It could be this …

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Kate of Gaia

BIRTH CERTIFICATE FRAUD; CLAUSULA REBUS SIC STANTIBUS<p>by kate of kaea<p>“<b>ATTENTION</b>: Lawyer, Judge, Government Agent/employee, Police, Common Man etc. et …