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Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses

Source: LiveScience

For Bryan Voltaggio, cooking is about creating a memorable experience. It starts even before a person tastes the food — with the sights, sounds and smells that build anticipation — and culminates with the experience of tasting flavors that call to mind a familiar setting.

These Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain with Science

Source: WIRED

More than 1,000 UK schoolchildren voted a book about optical illusions as the winner of this year’s Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for science.

A Vital Brain Structure Was Forgotten for 100 Years Because Scientists Couldn't Agree

Source: The Washington Post

A group of researchers tracked the complicated history of long-forgotten neural pathway, revealing that the brain structure — which is vital to our ability to read — was lost to neurologists for a century because of bickering and confusion.

'Emotional Map' Reveals Where Human Body Feels Gentle Touch

Source: LiveScience

Humans may also have an emotional body map that corresponds to feelings of gentle touch, according to new research presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Alzheimer’s Test Detects Disease Decade Ahead of Onset

Source: Bloomberg News

A new blood test for Alzheimer’s appears to detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible -- far sooner than other tests in development.

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