Category Archives: neuropsychology

Goats in overcoats

Mind Hacks points out this mindblowing item in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: “A Roman chariot, the rider dressed in gold, flashed across the curtain several times. On the ward, tropical vines grew from the foot of her bed. A … Continue reading

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Musicians’ brains keep time–with one another

Scientific American Blog: “The synchrony was most prominent in the frontal and central parts of the brain that regulate motor function. ‘Whenever synchrony of behavior was high, synchrony of brain waves were also high,’ Ulman Lindenberger, a director the Max … Continue reading

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Learning Makes Itself Invisible

Learning SHOULD Be Fun: Tom Stafford writes “In lots of teaching situations we focus on the right and wrong answers to things, which is a venerable paradigm for learning, but not the only one. There is a less structured, curiosity-driven, … Continue reading

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A Short Lecture on God

John Cleese – The Scientists (1980) Delivered to you from a laboratory deep in the heart of Northamptonshire, England, a short lecture on God. Other educational John Cleese Podcasts are available at

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This is your brain on Levitin

MP3 podcast CBC Interview with Daniel Levitin, ex-hitmaker producer turned neurologist and author of This is Your Brain On Music. Why do we hear some sounds as music, and other sounds as noise? What’s the critical relationship between anticipation and … Continue reading

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The incredible Sargy Mann

The incredible Sargy Mann and the amazing powers of the brain: “It was really a dazzling festival of colour. There were exquisite juxtapositions – brilliant orange against light green, violent red against a nervous purple, a yellow against a calming … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee?

The Neurocritic: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee?: “When they examined their brains they found reduced levels of mRNA – messenger molecules that indicate when a gene is being expressed – for 11 genes important to brain function. When the … Continue reading

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