Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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There are many little problems to handle well before your day starts, but your brain is there to get you through it all.
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Glycinergic neurons stops your muscles from making too many moves.
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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind blood test to identify the biomarkers for pain, which could improve pain treatment.
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Training your non-dominant hand can improve your motor control, but you shouldn't expect an IQ boost.
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Aging is inevitable — but disability and dementia are not.
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There’s a lot that happens between neurons. Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what happens in the space that neurons learn.
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Curiosity motivates us to understand the world, our communities, our bodies, and our brains.
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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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We may be hardwired to look at spiders and snakes differently than other critters, but we aren’t born afraid of them.
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Neuroscientists are investigating how light triggers and exacerbates migraines.
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