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Brain Memorizes Words On The Left, Faces On The Right

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May 28, 1998
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Washington University School Of Medicine
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A new study shows that when you're told to remember a word, you activate a region on the left side of your brain. When you're told to remember an unfamiliar face -- something to which you can't attach a name -- you activate a region on the right.

St. Louis, May 22, 1998 -- If you see a gunman fleeing from a bank, how do you remember the bank's name and the gunman's face?


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