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The fine folks at NPR’s RadioLab have produced a new episode based on Strangers in the Mirror, which features Oliver Sacks and Chuck Close (and was moderated by RadioLab’s own Robert Krulwich). Have a listen over at their site. Or add to your cue wherever podcasts are sold for free (ie, iTunes). And check out…

If you can’t make it to the Tishman Auditorium in New York tonight to catch the highly anticipated program The Limits of Understanding, we’ve got you covered. The event will be streaming live, but we’ll also be there to cover it, so follow along with the commentary alongside the video stream, and feel free to…

Unification for Your Eyes and Ears

Image courtesy of the Cajal’s Butterflies of the Soul gallery at The Beautiful Brain. Noah Hutton is founding editor of The Beautiful Brain, an online magazine that explores recent neuroscience findings through monthly podcasts, essays, reviews, and galleries, with particular attention to the dialogue between the arts and sciences.

Evolutionary Bridges

Sam McDougle joins us from re:COGNITION at The Beautiful Brain. Sam splits this time between behavioral neuroscience research at the University of Pennsylvania, playing fiddle in an Appalachian string-band, and drumming in an indie rock trio. In my recent career as an undergraduate, I noticed a curious phenomenon–around my junior year, dorm rooms across the…

How We Face the World

Chuck Close, Self-Portrait. Photograph: Ellen Page Wilson/Courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York Imagine a chair. It has physical attributes: four legs, a seat, some sort of a back. Now imagine a human face. It also has physical attributes: eyes, a nose, a mouth. But, remarkably, the ways we process these features in our brains—and more crucially how…