Table of Contents The Brain 2009

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neurons
Before we can build cyborg soldiers and robohumans, researchers face a tough challenge: cracking the neural code.
nightmare
Memory is much less reliable than we want to admit. All of us are likely to misremember, especially those who believe they’ve reclaimed hair-raising memories.
snyder
Quick—what’s 147,631,789 times 23,674? A savant could tell you. And physicist Allan Snyder, who explores the remarkable skills of autistic savants, suspects we all have the potential for such genius.
The power of trance can no longer be disputed, a psychiatrist at Stanford University says. It can ease pain, alter perception, and soothe anxiety.
shulkind
Cognitive scientist Matthew Schulkind knows "earworms" inside and out—especially those spawned by the Wiggles.
Is the cure for alcoholism and other addictions locked up in hallucinogenic drugs?

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