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“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman: Part Two

The neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran speculates that the quip about men preferring blonds may have a biological seed of truth to it: paler women more easily show signs of disease, while the darker complexions of swarthier women can better disguise their … Continue reading

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“Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” by David Eagleman Part One

What exactly is a thought? It doesn’t seem to weigh anything. It feels ephemeral and ineffable. You wouldn’t think that a thought has a shape or smell or any sort of physical instantiation. Thoughts seem to be a kind of … Continue reading

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