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Brain Scans and the Law (Watch the Full World Science Festival Event)

The question of whether brain scanning can detect the intentions of a criminal defendant fascinates cops, lawyers and John and Jane Doe. It's probably still a theoretical question and may remain so for a long time to come.Even so, Alan Alda moderated a panel of experts whose members spend a lot of time on the issue of scanners and criminal intent...

STAFFJune 1, 2013 — Gary Stix

Neuroscience in Fiction: Proust and Pixar

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Madeleine_verso.jpg No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me...

May 31, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Do Dogs Understand Our Words? The Dogs Weigh In

“This is not your food! Don’t even think about eating it. This … is … not … your … food.” What do our words mean to dogs? Not that I’m about to stop speaking to dogs anytime soon, but I do wonder what my daily utterances signify to Millie, Piper, Upton and Finnegan, the dogs I converse with on a regular basis...

May 31, 2013 — Julie Hecht

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