UC Berkeley scientists recently used audio from “The Moth Radio Hour” to study where we file away the meanings of words in our brains, giving researchers an unprecedented window into how we interpret language. Their findings might help people who have difficulty speaking. Also, weeding at the Berkeley Public Library triggered protests and the head librarian’s resignation. Should the public have a say in which books public libraries get rid of? Then, we’ll talk about “Snowden”, Waze, and “textalyzers” in our weekly web roundup with Xeni Jardin. After that, it’s the 40th anniversary of the Ramones’ debut album this month, and Black Flag frontman and KCRW D.J. Henry Rollins talks about why the punk band means so much to him. And finally, Comcast will buy Dreamworks Animation. When does a mass media company become too massive?
The Moth Radio Hour Helps Map the Brain, and Henry Rollins on the Ramones
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‘Moth Radio’ Helps Berkeley Scientists Map the Brain
UC Berkeley scientists recently used audio from “The Moth Radio Hour” to study where we file away the meanings of words in our brains , giving researchers an...
‘Weeding’ Triggers ‘Librarygate’ at Berkeley Public Library
For gardeners, weeding can be a sometimes-unpleasant, but necessary task, and it’s the same for librarians. When they take books out of circulation, it’s referred to as ‘...
‘Snowden’, Waze Vulnerability, and ‘Textalyzers’
Edward Snowden is no longer just a symbol of the fight for freedom from surveillance, he’s become a major motion picture. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the whistleblower in...
40 Years After Ramones Debut, Henry Rollins Reminisces
It’s been forty years this month since the Ramones released their first album. The self-titled debut came out in April 1976, and on the iconic cover by Punk Magazine...