Tag Archives: AAAS

Stress and the Brain

Didn’t sleep well last night? Your immune system may be in overdrive today, starting or continuing a cascade of stressors that could spell ill for your body and brain. “If you didn’t sleep, if you had a tired night, your … Continue reading

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Acquiring Taste and Smell

Last night’s Neuroscience and Society series event was a feast for the senses and the mind, from hearing stories of training noses and palates to trying to train or at least understand our own. The session, “How Your Brain Distinguishes … Continue reading

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Wake Up! The Science of Sleep

Why don’t people care more about sleep? We wake up early and go to bed late, and let our kids do the same, trying to put more “day” in our days, when it’s the nights that build our memories and … Continue reading

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At AAAS Meeting, Scientist Works All the Crowds

I kept hearing the buzz around “science outreach” during the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). For the public to see why research is important and what we’ve learned from it, scientists need … Continue reading

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Beauty & the Brain Revealed

On exhibit at AAAS in Washington, DC, are the results of an art exhibit/neuroscience experiment at the Walters Museum in Baltimore—and the chance for you to test your own impressions.
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