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Why does the human brain create false memories?

Submitted by nitdia in interesting stuff at 2013-10-01 22:10:01 UTC

Neuroscientists say that many of our daily memories are falsely reconstructed because our view of the world is constantly changing. A famous experiment carried out by Elizabeth Loftus in 1994 revealed that she was able to convince a quarter of her participants they were once lost in a shopping centre as a child. Another similar experiment in 2002 found that half of the participants were tricked into believing they had taken a hot air balloon ride as a child, simply by showing them doctored photographic "evidence". more

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Google vs. Death

Submitted by nitdia in news at 2013-09-19 21:30:02 UTC

Google is planning to launch Calico, a new company that will focus on health and aging in particular. "In some industries," says Page, who spoke exclusively with TIME about the new venture, "it takes 10 or 20 years to go from an idea to something being real. Health care is certainly one of those areas. We should shoot for the things that are really, really important, so 10 or 20 years from now we have those things done." more



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How much do cats actually kill?

Submitted by anna in interesting stuff at 2013-09-07 18:50:01 UTC

Recently, researchers at the University of Georgia and National Geographic published the results of a study where they attached small cameras to house cats and monitored their outdoor activities... more

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