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.
Artist Marcio Carvalho picked monuments dedicated to Germany's first chancellor, Otto Von Bismarck, and King Carlos I from Portugal for his performance series "Demythologize That History and Put it to Rest." Here's why.
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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