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2009-12-03 14:07:15

Male and female shopping styles are in our genes—and we can look to evolution for the reason.

2009-12-03 13:47:42

Combining screening techniques from molecular biology with high-performance gaming hardware advances the building and understanding of visual systems.

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2009-11-19 10:50:00

Search engine use is not just part of our daily routines; it is also becoming part of our learning process.

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2009-11-17 09:28:06

The Journal of Neuroscience reports this week that musicians are better than non-musicians at recognizing speech in noisy environments.

2009-10-19 12:39:19

Research presented today at Neuroscience 2009, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health, provides a better understanding of the brain, nervous system, and related disorders.

2009-10-12 15:25:00

Culture is more important than genes to altruistic behavior in large-scale societies.

2009-10-02 15:06:52

The human brain has evolved over millions of years to become a vast network of billions of neurons and synaptic connections. Understanding it is one of humankind’s greatest pursuits.

2009-09-01 07:00:00

Study is one of the first to investigate the effects of practice in the brain using two imaging techniques ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept.

2009-08-28 10:09:51

Our vocabulary continues to grow and expand even in adulthood. Just ten years ago, the word 'blog' did not yet exist – and now we no longer remember when we heard this word for the first time or when we learned its meaning.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.