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What counts as fair?

November 9, 2015

What counts as fair?

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

There are many ways to divvy up a pile of cookies. Among the possibilities: Everyone can get an equal number, or those who contributed more to the cookie baking can get a larger share.

Singing in the brain

November 30, 2015

Singing in the brain

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Male zebra finches, small songbirds native to central Australia, learn their songs by copying what they hear from their fathers.

Music in the brain

December 16, 2015

Music in the brain

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Scientists have long wondered if the human brain contains neural mechanisms specific to music perception.

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