Brain

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Why we love repetition in music.

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A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.

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What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves.

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“In the computer age, it is not hard to imagine how a computing machine might construct, store and spit out the information that ‘I am alive, I am a person, I have memories, the wind is cold, the grass is green,’ and so on. But how does a brain become aware of those propositions? ”

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Why your phone may (or may not) be killing you.

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What fragmented reading experiences do to neural circuitry. (It’s not good.)

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The not-so-underground culture of neuroenhancing drug use, and where it’s headed.

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What the sensation of uncontrollable itch and the phantom limbs of amputees can tell us about how the brain works.