On December 29 in the year 1170, Thomas Becket, the former Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II, was murdered by four knights in a […]
On this episode of The Torch, we examine what we have learned from neuroscience about several brain myths including – do we really only use 10% of our brain, can we multitask effectively, are male and female brains different? […]
Malaria—a mosquito-borne infectious disease—is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of Earth. One of a variety of tropical diseases, Malaria has had a long and insidious […]
What’s the truth behind the claim that artists and scientists are “right brained” thinkers? Does tapping into your right hemisphere make you more creative? […]
Roger Sperry, together with his student Michael Gazzaniga, participated in pioneering experiments, which won Sperry the Nobel Prize in 1981, and helped make Michael Gazzaniga the father of cognitive neuroscience. But their experiments also seeded one of the biggest brain myths out there: That “left-brained people are logical and “right-brained” people are creative. […]
The first widely reported “serial killer” investigation shows us early forensic science at work, how authorities linked the killings back to one murderer, and which police procedurals were established to find the assassin. […]
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