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Review: In Search of Memory

Memory, like consciousness, eludes analysis. Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, the subject of this subtly layered documentary by Petra Seeger, took the approach of reductionism to figure it out.
Mind-altering. Seriously.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010
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Elite Restaurant

Some meals can bring you back vividly to your childhood, perhaps because your sense of smell and long-term memory are centered in adjacent areas of the brain.
Eggs, coffee, and salty conversation
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 13, 2009
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Brain strain

Those of us aching for a 300-page treatise about the crippling implications of the "build your own scramble" at Local 188 won't, at first glance, find a great deal of solace in Jonah Lehrer's second book, How We Decide.
Jonah Lehrer on neurological warfare and picking a cereal
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 10, 2009
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Good to great

Harrity attributes the reverb’s warmth to the location of the recording, but there is also a collective consciousness here.
Dead End Armory offer treasures by the ounce
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 07, 2008
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Senses come alive

Are Jay-Z’s synapses wired to express supreme confidence?
Did art prove science before science did?
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 13, 2008
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Unforgettable

In his New Yorker pieces over the years, Oliver Sacks has shown a talent for setting personal narratives against the increasingly mapped-out maze of human neurology.
Oliver Sacks’s musical case files
By AMY FINCH  |  November 19, 2007


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Screwing the youth

Wole Akinbi was 16 when someone phoned to say his best friend had been shot.
When the budget gets tight, young people become an easy target  
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 20, 2007
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Betting your brain

It's no surprise that it feels good to win money.
You just think you’re going to win
By SAMANTHA HENIG  |  April 25, 2007