Fall 2012

The Ups and Downs of Cognitive Enhancers






The human brain is an exceptionally plastic structure, able to form and re-form connections in response to individual experiences and interactions with the outside world.

 
 

Technology in Sports Equipment






Through better nutrition and training, the athletes of today are becoming faster and stronger. Old records are constantly being broken, and new ones set. While the vast majority of these achievements are likely due to the athelete themselves, improvements in sports technology have also played a notablerole (1).

 
 

Pop Science






Science fiction has captivated the minds of young readers for generations, inspiring the curious to dream of time travel, cloaking machines, tractor beams, and any technological advancement imaginable.

 
 

The Placebo Effect






A placebo is an inert form of treatment that has a biological effect on the body. The placebo effect has been shown to improve symptoms in a way similar to active medication.

 
 

The Musical Brain






Cultures throughout history have each had various forms of musical expression. This consistency rejects a natural human affinity to music.

 
 
 
 
 

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