Mnemonists do not have any special gift, they just train like crazy. They learn to activate regions of the brain normally used for spatial and visual data processing while linking abstract content to way stations on an imagined route.
If it takes less than a second to judge a politician based on their face, what does that say about the presumption of innocence? Neuroscientist Alexander Todorov tells us about the power of first impressions.
Our brain recognizes when we enter an unknown location and performs a task we often take for granted: it navigates us. But why does spatial awareness and sense of direction differ from person to person?
Our lives seem controlled – even constrained – by time. But unlike other animals, humans can revisit the past and have visions of the future, as neuroscientist Dean Buonomano tells DW's Zulfikar Abbany.
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