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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.
| April 23, 2010
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
MC SLIM JB
| November 13, 2009
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
| April 10, 2009
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
| May 07, 2008
Senses come alive
Are Jay-Z’s synapses wired to express supreme confidence?
Did art prove science before science did?
| February 13, 2008
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
| November 19, 2007
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
BRIAN C. JONES
| August 20, 2007
Betting your brain
It's no surprise that it feels good to win money.
You just think you’re going to win
| April 25, 2007
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