cover What attracts people to modern art?The world of modern art is often viewed as irrational and perplexing by outsiders and insiders alike. Last fall, for example….

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brain tinglews The Mystery of the Disappearing Brain TinglesIsy Suttie has felt “head squeezing” since she was young. The comedian, best known for playing Dobbie in the British sitcom Peep Show, is one of many people who experience autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) – a tingly feeling often elicited by certain videos or particular mundane interactions. Growing up, Suttie says she had always assumed everyone felt it too….

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