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Oliver Sacks
Great advice on writing from @BillHayesNYC. If only I had the discipline to follow his
You can't unsee a sneeze in slow motion from @scifri. It's kinda cool in that way.
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Sex, memory, neuro-rock and sea slugs: @Amygdaloids' Joe LeDoux interviews Eric Kandel for Scientific American video
A genius whose warmth and humanity came first: my thoughts on Robin Williams, a friend I will always treasure.…
Penny Marshall remembers Robin Williams on Awakenings set, "he had a great laugh." @NewYorker
Self-folding robot design inspired by origami, art meets science. @nytimes
How can you measure the speed of light using chocolate? @smithsonian
Why do elephants have such a great sense of smell? @cdellamore @NatGeo gene diversity may play a significant role
Review of #particlefever from @Gizmodo: “I felt like a physicist”
Why is taking time off so important? @danlevitin for @nytimes on the neurology of rest.
Interesting article by @OliverSacks on what it is like to "see" after a long period of #blindness. Not what you think
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Could brain implants help restore lost memories? @smithsonian
Great Earth Science Picture of the Day: Bioluminescence and Galactic Glow
I will be doing a live interview on @scifri today at 3pm, discussing a new film about music therapy. Stream here:
If Charles Darwin or Tycho Brahe had been on Twitter, what might they have said? via @theguardian
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Watch as an Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Gets His Very First Taste of Chocolate:
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Congratulations to our friends at Fountain House on the Hilton Humanitarian Award!
Watch the trailer for 'Alive Inside' here:
RT @joshgroban: The science to back up #artsed is growing and exciting.
'Alive Inside' shows the power of music as therapy for dementia patients, now playing at @sunshine_cinema in NYC
Why music makes people feel "Alive Inside" via @katiecouric
Photo: An octopus’s garden for tentacle-lovers of all ages!
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Happy 81st birthday, Oliver Sacks! The iconic neurologist on plagiarism and the necessary forgettings of creativity
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Thank you everyone for the well-wishing and congratulations on my 81st (or thallium) birthday!
“No matter what your age or your life path…it is not too late or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity"
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"To be human is to be aware of the passage of time" @brainpickings on memory and mental time travel
How do we define literature? RT @The_Millions: "The canon may be gone, but the idea of the canon persists."…
Can musical ability be measured? Dr. Müllensiefen has come up with some interesting ways to measure musicality
Are you a super recognizer? I most certainly am not...
New insight into how bats conquer the air from Brown University researchers @nytimes
I am speaking tomorrow with Danny Chamovirtz in Jerusalem at Hebrew University Center for Rationality, Feldman Building, room 130 at 5pm!
Happy Bloomsday to all Joyce readers!
Saluting Hidden Wings on five years of nurturing young adults with autism, and making the world a better place!
UQ researchers rediscover bat thought to be extinct for over a century
How do spiders use music to catch prey and find mates?
Why is sleep so important in learning and memory? Novel study suggests our brains physically grow during sleep
Great article on the stigma of labeling ordinary conditions as diseases by @AaroneCole in @nytimes
Great idea, crayons labeled with the names of the chemical compounds that produce their colors
Great piece in @nytimes about my local newsstand in Greenwich Village by @BillHayesNYC
Great piece in @nytimes about my local newsstand in Greenwich Village by @BillHayesNYC
Charming review of The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by René Raemaekers on psychology page,
Everyday psychology you should probably know, from Health Science Degree
Why do some songs compel us to get up and dance while others don't? @foodiesicence @NPR on infectious danceability
Great news! Herring heaven in NYC: Russ & Daughters Cafe is now open.
Even fruit flies take the time to deliberate over hard questions @nytimes
For Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday, how to think like Sherlock Holmes
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The story of a whale who tried to bridge the linguistic divide between animals and humans, via @smithsonian