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9 classic movies about memory manipulation, and how they inspired real neuroscience9 classic movies about memory manipulation, and how they inspired real neuroscience

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Total Recall, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inception. In today’s talk, MIT neuroscientists Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu admit that their latest study — in which they located a specific memory in a mouse’s brain and designed a system to activate and deactivate it at will — might remind people of these movies. And there […]

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From folding cars to robotic walls: 5 innovations to make future cities far more livableFrom folding cars to robotic walls: 5 innovations to make future cities far more livable

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Big cities across the globe will soon be getting much, much bigger. As architect Kent Larson shares in this future-focused talk from TEDxBoston, 90 percent of the world’s population growth is expected to happen in cities. But while newly established cities tend to sprawl to accommodate growth, Larson envisions that the metropolises of the future […]

Design

5 designers working hard to save babies’ lives5 designers working hard to save babies’ lives

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Designer Timothy Prestero loves a flashy concept car. But he would much rather create objects that will actually be of use to real people. In an illuminating talk given at TEDxBoston, Timothy describes how he became interested in the problem of neonatal mortality upon hearing that 4 million babies die within 28 days of birth, […]

Art

3 thoroughly slamming spoken word performances3 thoroughly slamming spoken word performances

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

It’s hard to get one’s brain started on a Monday (especially if you stayed up to watch Curiosity last night). To get synapses firing, here are three killer spoken-word performances from last month’s TEDxBoston. Kemi Alabi: Unlovelies in the Key of C Major Boston University student and slam poet Kemi Alabi takes us to the world […]