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December 17, 2014

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7:23 PM | I Am a Tired Koala
Finishing up 2014 is really exhausting me. Running holiday errands all over the place. The sun sets annoying early (for us northern hemispherians). It’s just no good, but I channeled my fatigue... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:23 AM | #Brain article of interest: What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)
From LifehackerRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1yTs9ac
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12:00 AM | Made it into the @nyualumni magazine :) #sciart #brain #art #artistsofinstagram #press #science #neuroscience #nyu
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December 15, 2014

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7:08 PM | And the Beat Goes On…
The Scientific American blogs network is undergoing a restructuring, which means that Science with Moxie will be coming to a close here. I’ve really enjoyed writing about neuroscience, music,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:08 PM | And the Beat Goes On…
The Scientific American blogs network is undergoing a restructuring, which means that Science with Moxie will be coming to a close here. I’ve really enjoyed writing about neuroscience, music,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:11 AM | Video Interview with Nina Kraus on Music and the Brain
In case you like to stay up late listening to smart people discussing their work, there is a video below featuring Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Chicago. I’ve been a fan of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:11 AM | Video Interview with Nina Kraus on Music and the Brain
In case you like to stay up late listening to smart people discussing their work, there is a video below featuring Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Chicago. I’ve been a fan of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 14, 2014

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5:51 AM | Science and Music Link Roundup!
I’ve decided to post some of the science stories on science and music that I’ve found especially compelling from the past few months. It’s good to see that other people are writing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:51 AM | Science and Music Link Roundup!
I’ve decided to post some of the science stories on science and music that I’ve found especially compelling from the past few months. It’s good to see that other people are writing... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:13 AM | Erin Gee blends emotions, science, music, and robotic pianos
Musicians use the movements of their bodies to make music that expresses their innermost thoughts and emotions. But it’s not everyday that music is created from human emotions without humans... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:13 AM | Erin Gee blends emotions, science, music, and robotic pianos
Musicians use the movements of their bodies to make music that expresses their innermost thoughts and emotions. But it’s not everyday that music is created from human emotions without humans... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 12, 2014

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1:36 AM | Women in Science Illustrations
One of the many reasons I love tumblr is that I find amazing artists like Rachel Ignotofsky. She’s a graphic designer and illustrator currently working at Hallmark Greetings by day and as a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 11, 2014

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3:52 AM | #Brain article of interest: Brain mechanism that drives us to eat glucose discovered
From Neuroscience News -- ScienceDailyRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/12JHqRQ
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3:02 AM | #Brain article of interest: How the Sense of Taste Works?
From Brain BloggerRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1vIS07G

December 10, 2014

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5:55 PM | 10 Original Gifts for Science (and SciArt) Geeks
It’s time again for me to offer up a few quirky gift ideas for the science enthusiasts in your life. I guarantee these will be the most original gifts under the tree! And the best part? Many... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 09, 2014

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7:45 AM | Pablo’s First Christmas
Here’s a competition I couldn’t resist. Children’s writer Susanna Leonard Hill has launched her fourth Annual Holiday Contest – a December tradition that has hitherto passed me by. The task this year: write a children’s story of 350 words or less in which wild weather impacts the holidays. Here’s my effort:   Pablo’s First Christmas […]

December 04, 2014

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4:40 PM | Fit to Study: The effects of exercise on the brain
By: Kathryn Atherton   Academic performance depends on the condition of the brain All our experiences change and shape our brains. Teaching is no exception. Teachers provide experiences that cause changes in the brain; indeed, this is the mechanism by which school-based education works. Therefore, it makes sense that academic performance would depend on the […]

December 03, 2014

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4:14 PM | #Brain article of interest: 100 Human Brains Have Gone Missing From The University Of Texas
From Business InsiderRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1zQ1mxm

December 01, 2014

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4:19 PM | A Riot of Color Covers SciArt in America for December
The cover to the December issue of SciArt in America magazine is like an explosion in my face. Check out the insane post-apocalyptic enviro-nightmare by painter Alexis Rockman: One of my favourite... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:56 AM | Jurassic World Butting Heads with PaleoIllustrators
Once again, paleo-illustrators are being alienated from a movie they could probably love. At least a few paleo-illustrators are discovering their work has been put up on the Jurassic World... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 30, 2014

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6:02 PM | Travel the Solar System! See Distant Worlds!
Mars – Valles Marineris © Ron Guyatt Sol System – Meteor Shower © Ron Guyatt In an explosion of heroic art deco design, illustrator and designer Ron Guyatt has created a massive series of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 29, 2014

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3:45 PM | What’s an Artist Doing at Fermi Lab?
When a revered research institution reaches out to a fine artist to create its first ever artist-in-residency program, we should all sit up and take notice. This month, FermiLab, the celebrated... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:01 PM | Those Wild Little Trilobites
Triloarte 1 © Samantha Fermo     Triloarte 6 © Samantha Fermo Triloarte 8 © Samantha Fermo Trilobites, in all their wild and crazy biodiverse forms, look delightful in this series by... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 28, 2014

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6:44 PM | #Brain article of interest: Spice up your memory: Just one gram of turmeric a day could boost memory
From Neuroscience News -- ScienceDailyRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/11pQV88

November 27, 2014

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12:28 AM | Small Science-Themed Art
December 1st is the deadline to participate in an exciting annual exhibit at the Art.Science.Gallery in Austin, TX. For years, artists have created small trading cards to exchange amongst themselves... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

November 26, 2014

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8:27 PM | Artsy Alternatives to Black Friday
Do you reeeeallly want to stand in line at Best Buy? Here are a few great alternatives that let you get your holiday shop on this weekend without waking up at dawn or fighting anyone for the last talking Olaf. Even better, all offer unique, handmade products to delight your friends and family. DC’s Downtown Holiday Market kicks off its 10thyear, opening on Friday at noon and running daily 12-8 until December 23rd.  Located in front of the National Portrait Gallery, the market […]

November 25, 2014

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8:02 PM | Thanksgiving Species
I am a big fan of the holiday known as Thanksgiving. While it has questionable historical roots, it’s now an excuse to spend the whole day cooking food, drinking good wine, and hanging out. And... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:24 PM | New #Brain Painting: The Brain and Identity
Hello!Our brain is as unique to each of us as our fingerprint. Our experiences overtime form a brain that is one-of-a-kind to each of us. Even identical twins do not have the same brain.With this thought in mind, I wanted this new brain painting to be in the composition of my own fingerprint. The finger I chose to use for this was my thumbprint. What do you think?Unique Identity30" x 24"Acrylic on Canvas 2014 ©Michelle HunterIN PROGRESS PHOTOS:2014 ©Michelle Hunter2014 […]
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