brain http://wrkf.org en Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past http://wrkf.org/post/our-brains-rewrite-our-memories-putting-present-past Think about your fifth-birthday party. Maybe your mom carried the cake. What did her face look like? If you have a hard time imagining the way she looked then rather than how she looks now, you're not alone.<p>The brain edits memories relentlessly, updating the past with new information. Scientists say that this isn't a question of having a bad memory. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:20:00 +0000 editor 22182 at http://wrkf.org Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them http://wrkf.org/post/eeek-snake-your-brain-has-special-corner-just-them Anthropologist Lynne Isbell was running through a glade in central Kenya in 1992 when something suddenly caused her to freeze in her tracks. "I stopped just in front of a cobra," she says. "It was raised with its hood spread out."<p>Isbell, who is at the University of California, Davis, says she has spent the past couple of decades trying to understand how she could have reacted before her conscious brain even had a chance to think — cobra!<p>"At first I thought it was luck," she says. "But now I'm pretty sure that it's not luck. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:48:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 18052 at http://wrkf.org Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them