LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 266 – How Squirrels Organize

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Kendra Pierre-Louis. “Squirrels are so organized it’s nuts,”
Popular Science (14 September 2017).

Squirrels are smarter than you think. A recent study shows that squirrels use a sophisticated “chunking” technique to sort and organize their nuts just like sub-folders on your computer.

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2. Claire Maldarelli. “This is how your brain tells time,”
Popular Science (31 August 2017).

Neuroscientists believe we have billions of ticking clocks in our head to help us
interpret messages correctly.

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The Memory Illusion: Remembering, Forgetting, and the Science of False Memory / Julia Shaw

Memories are prone to errors. Forensic psychologist and memory expert Julia Shaw uses the latest research to show a variety of ways in which our brains can indeed be led astray.


1985: Titanic wreck captured on film

After resting in the depth of the North Atlantic Ocean for decades, the wreck of the luxury steamship Titanic was discovered in September 1985. The discovery expedition released the photos of the “unsinkable” Titanic, the first of its kind since the 1912 tragedy which claimed 1,500 lives.

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Related Library items: Titanic

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