Angelo Mosso's "human circulation balance" machine worked like a seesaw to measure blood flow changes to the brain. Sandrone et al., 2014, Brain hide caption

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Science

The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before World War I began, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.

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Arts & Life

Falling In Love With Language — Through The Power Of Hymns

Critic Juan Vidal has an appreciation of the hymn — its rhythm, sonorous language, discipline and structure. "No matter where you stand on heaven and hell," he writes, "there is power in a hymn."

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Shots - Health News

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.

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