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All Posts Tagged With: "brain"

Spark Blog: Behind the Scenes and Inside the Skulls

We took a look inside Alan's brain using an MRI machine. Apparently he has quite a plump hippocampus.

Aug 7th, 2009 | 4 comments

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In the News: Test Your Brain

A Web site called Test My Brain lets you participate in online experiments and get feedback about how you compare to other online participants.

Jun 12th, 2009 | 1 comment

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In the News: Evolution and Color Vision

The colors a species can perceive is dictated by the types and number of visual pigments found in the retina. How might our color vision system have evolved?

Apr 13th, 2009 | Comments Off on In the News: Evolution and Color Vision

Spark Blog: Video Interview: Scott Watrous, MRI Technologist

One of Scott’s most important responsibilities is making sure that nothing that can react with a magnet gets anywhere near the MRI machine. Watch this interview.

Oct 14th, 2008 | 1 comment

Spark Blog: Photos: Behind the Scenes at the Brain Development Lab

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos from our day filming with Helen Neville and colleagues at the Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon.

Sep 22nd, 2008 | 1 comment

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In the News: Number Approximation: Go with Your Gut!

New research shows that humans' instinctual and symbolic number systems may be more closely related than was previously thought. Test your own approximation skills!

Sep 18th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Number Approximation: Go with Your Gut!

Spark Blog: How Does Your Brain React to Gibberish?

The scientists in Oregon wanted to see how brains react to mistakes in grammar, even when the listener isn’t fluent in the language being spoken!

Sep 10th, 2008 | 8 comments

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In the News: European Magpie: No Bird Brain

Until recently only great apes and some other big-brained mammals were thought capable of passing the “mirror test.” Enter the European magpie.

Sep 9th, 2008 | 4 comments

Spark Blog: Inside Alan Alda’s Brain

In Oregon, we peered with both an MRI and a brain wave monitor into Alan’s brain to find out how he employs it for language and tool use.

Aug 27th, 2008 | 10 comments

Spark Blog: Video: Why I Volunteer to Have My Brain Scanned

Brian Moore is one of the people who has volunteered a couple of times for Helen Neville’s language fMRI studies at the University of Oregon. Find out why in this video clip.

Aug 19th, 2008 | 3 comments
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