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Recreational fear: Why some of us like scary movies and haunted houses

Ars Technica | 
[We] tend to seek out scary movies, horror novels, or haunted houses—and not just during the Halloween season. This tendency ...
How the Hobbit films illustrate the way human brains evolved

How the Hobbit films illustrate the way human brains evolved

Ars Technica | 
For Northwestern University neuroscientist and engineer Malcolm MacIver, [a scene from the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey where Gandalf and Bilbo ...
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This is your brain on horror movies

Ars Technica | 
When we watch horror movies, our brains are hard at work, with lots of interconnected cross-talk between different regions to ...
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‘Connecticut vampire’s’ identity revealed through genetic analysis of remains

Ars Technica | 
Back in 1990, children playing near a gravel pit in Griswold, Connecticut, stumbled across a pair of skulls that had broken ...

Medieval Europe’s devastating Black Death was caused by just two strains of the disease

Ars Technica | 
The Black Death ravaged medieval Western Europe, wiping out roughly one-third of the population. Now researchers have traced the genetic ...
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How augmented reality and avatars could change the way we interact

Ars Technica | 
According to researchers at Stanford University, layering computer-generated content, like someone's avatar, onto a real-world environment will influence people's behavior ...
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Chasing the origin of hallucinations in the brain

Ars Technica | 
People under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs like LSD often experience vivid visual hallucinations. But exactly what is happening within ...
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Brain implants could control epileptic seizures with chemical stimulants

Ars Technica | 
People who suffer severe epileptic seizures may one day be able to control or even prevent them with an electronic ...

Pinpointing the internal clock that helps us mark the passage of time

Ars Technica | 
Manmade clocks may precisely measure time, but, from a human perspective, the passage of time is remarkably fluid. It drags ...

Explaining hallucinations through math

Quanta | 
[Researcher Heinrich Klüver] classified [hallucinogenic patterns he experienced] into four distinct types that he dubbed “form constants”: lattices (including checkerboards, ...

Delving into theories about the brain’s balancing act

Quanta | 
Gerardo Ortiz remembers well the time in 2010 when he first heard his Indiana University colleague John Beggs talk about the hotly debated ...
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Brain’s pain processing mechanism called into question

Gizmodo | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. For many years, neuroscientists ...
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