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What sudden insights look like inside the brain

Insight—you know the feeling. It's that amazing idea, the solution that hits you like a bolt of lightning. It can come to you while you're mulling over a problem, or days later, when you're making a sandwich or mowing the ...

Aug 04, 2015
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A scientific smartphone tool for personalized health

Adults frequently report that they enjoy the outdoors, including recreational sports, walking in nature, and spending time outside with loved ones. But surveys from the National Recreation and Park Association indicate that ...

Jul 27, 2015
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Artificial brains learn to adapt

For every thought or behavior, the brain erupts in a riot of activity, as thousands of cells communicate via electrical and chemical signals. Each nerve cell influences others within an intricate, interconnected neural network. ...

May 16, 2014
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