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  • Originally published 06/02/2013

    How Memory Works: Interview with Psychologist Daniel L. Schacter

    Image via Shutterstock.Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.--Albert EinsteinMemory is the stuff of history. Historians rely on the memories of individuals as they seek and discover the facts and stories from which we create our public memory. Thus, knowledge from a scientific perspective of how human memory works can be instructive to historians.

  • Originally published 05/14/2013

    Study sheds light on Neanderthals

    Madrid, May 7 (EFE).- Eleven of the 13 Neanderthals who lived in northern Spain's El Sidron cave were right-handed, indicating that these cousins of modern humans had a brain structure similar to that of Homo sapiens, a study published in Plos One magazine said.Researchers, among them members of Spain's CSIC research council, analyzed grooves in more than 60 Neanderthal dental pieces.Manual laterality "reflects specialized organization of the brain, so its evolutionary origin has been the subject of research for decades," project director Antonio Rosas said....

  • Originally published 06/23/2012

    What Historians Can Learn from the Social Sciences and Sciences

    Macaulay famously said that history is not the rival of the sciences, it's the house in which science and literature and the arts all dwell.  This page is designed to help historians keep up with the sciences so we can keep our house up-to-date.