“It turns out that if you didn’t grow up with Oreos and develop an emotional attachment to the cookie, it can be a weird-tasting little thing. And this started a whole process in the Chinese division of Kraft of rethinking what the essence of an Oreo really is.” (via Planet Money : NPR).
‘ “Chemical imbalance is sort of last-century thinking. It’s much more complicated than that,” says Dr. Joseph Coyle, a professor of neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. “It’s really an outmoded way of thinking.”
…Still, the story of serotonin remains. Why does it continue to have such a powerful grip on the popular imagination?’ (via NPR).
“False memories can be distinguished from real ones with a simple physiological test, report researchers from Germany.” (via Guardian.UK)
“The Navy is testing an autonomous plane that will land on an aircraft carrier. The prospect of heavily armed aircraft screaming through the skies without direct human control is unnerving to many.” (via LA Times)