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Jan 19, 2018

Topic - Brain trauma in the NFL.  Studying the brains of living NFL players reveals that a chemical called tau is associated with repeated concussions. 

Previously, tau was detected only during autopsies, but now, it can be seen using PET scans. 

The results of these PET scans show that the more concussions a player...


Jan 18, 2018

Topic - What makes us laugh at others’ misfortunes? 

What makes us want someone else’s stuff?  These feelings help us learn how to get along by watching what others do wrong and understanding how they acquire things.

Scientists discovered a small cluster of brain cells that cause us to notice and take delight in the...


Jan 18, 2018

Topic - Learning While You Sleep. Did you know you can learn while you sleep? 

The whole brain doesn’t shut down to get some shut eye.  Much of the brain is very alert and that’s the part that learns. 

Research has shown we can improve our musical ability, learn to associate a smell with a sound or solidify negative...