Amelia Meyer

Amelia Meyer is a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and an office assistant at George Washington University's Program in Museum Studies.

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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