Archive: 5/09/2006

MRI On the Cheap and On the Go

When we hear the term “MRI,” most of us probably think of a special treatment room in a hospital with a huge doughnut-shaped machine that costs a lot of money and makes a lot of noise. Researchers with the U.S. Department ...

dateSep 05, 2006 in General Physics
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How did our Ancestors' Minds really work?

How did our evolutionary ancestors make sense of their world? What strategies did they use, for example, to find food? Fossils do not preserve thoughts, so we have so far been unable to glean any insights into the cognitive ...

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Born with a superstitious brain

An unusual experiment, conducted by Bruce Hood, Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Bristol, demonstrating that even the most rational people behave in irrational ways, became one of the star features ...

dateSep 05, 2006 in Other
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Don't rely on cold reason - trust your intuition as well

Risk and uncertainty are part of modern life, but why does the possibility of terrorist bombs on aeroplanes, a new generation of nuclear power stations and a flu pandemic trigger public distrust in the powers-that-be? What ...

dateSep 05, 2006 in Other
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