Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?
NPR: How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question. So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell
Can Video Games Fend Off Mental Decline?
The New York Times: “You just crashed a little bit,” Adam Gazzaley said. It was true: I’d slammed my rocket-powered surfboard into an icy riverbank. This was at Gazzaley’s San Francisco lab, in a nook
APS Members Lord and Shadlen Elected to Institute of Medicine
Catherine Lord, the DeWitt Senior Scholar and a professor of psychology in psychiatry and of psychology in pediatrics at Weill Cornell, and Michael N. Shadlen a professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University, were elected as
Brain Wave Could Prove What People Have Seen
Discovery: What if a brain wave test could prove whether you’d walked down the street carrying a yellow umbrella? New research suggests it could: Scientists have pinpointed a specific brain wave that responds to details it
Scientists Trying New Trick to Catch You in a Lie
ABC News: Ah, Pinocchio, where are you when we need you? How convenient it would be if a liar’s nose grew longer with every lie. Then we wouldn’t need modern science with all those brain
Guilty Conscience? Brain Wave Breakthrough May Reveal Crooks
NBC News: A brain wave linked to memory may be a telltale marker for criminal investigators, divulging when a person under scrutiny knows a damning morsel of knowledge — such as the weapon used to