Category Archives: brain

  1. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  2. Flamingoes, Naked Mole Rats, and Sleepers

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      The age-old mystery of how flamingoes sleep on one leg without falling over has finally been resolved. Biologists at …
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  3. Russian Reticence, Doggie Brains, and the Dewey Decimal System

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    September 14, 2016 by libroshombre

      The Russian government could use some lessons in polite communications. Beside their proclivity for hacking, leaking, and mendaciousness, they’re …
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  4. Obscure Sorrows, Crosswords, and Amyloids

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    July 28, 2016 by libroshombre

      A child of mine recently passed along the online Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows of neologisms, newly coined words, created …
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  5. Synesthesia, Misophonia, and Argle-Bargle

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    June 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      A number of articles about synesthesia have cropped up lately. Reading Vladimir Nabakov’s wonderful memoir, “Speak Memory,” revealed his …
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  6. Sleddogs, Songbirds, and Baby Brains

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    June 24, 2016 by libroshombre

      It’s no secret that I’m still not over last year’s passing of my sweet old dog, Fay. When I …
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  7. Dominant Languages, Oldest Libraries, and the Brain Atlas

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    May 31, 2016 by libroshombre

    “One does not inhabit a country,” the Romanian philosopher Emile Cioran once pointed out, “one inhabits a language. That is …
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