Brain Science


Painting in Tongues

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch this amazing video of Emilie Gossiaux, a young artist left blind after being struck by and 18-wheel truck, reconnect with her art by seeing with her tongue.  
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ask a Bioethicist: Blame It On The Brain

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Continuing a weekly series where we tackle thorny bioethical issues, Nita Farahany, Professor of Law and Philosophy and Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy at Duke University, discusses today's topic: Blame it on the brain.

If something about your brain causes you to behave badly, is it really your fault? Should we judge a person less harshly if they're neurologically predisposed to lie, cheat, steal, or become addicted? What do you think? Comment here.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Don't Blink

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Mary Ellen O'Toole, a former FBI profiler and the co-author with Alisa Bowman of Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Feelings Betray Us, says that relying on fear and emotion won't keep us safe.

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WQXR Features

Music Lessons as Child May Keep Aging Minds Sharp

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Tiger Mothers may have been right all along: Music lessons as a kid may make you sharper decades later. A new study finds that adults with musical training appear to have sharper thinking and hearing skills than their less musically inclined peers.

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Desperately Seeking Symmetry

Monday, April 18, 2011

From hair parts to the origin of the universe, how symmetry shapes our existence.

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The Takeaway

One Family's Story: Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yesterday we marveled at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ survival despite a gunshot wound to the head, and talked about the brain’s remarkable potential for recovery. This tragic news inspired one Takeaway listener to share the story of his son, who recovered from a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car a year and a half ago, when he was five years old.

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