We work hard for reward — we work even harder to avoid disappointment.
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Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
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Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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Processing in the brain’s “reward system” drives our motivated behavior.
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Scientists are studying how we evaluate selections and use past experience to make decisions.
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One of the fundamental questions motivating neuroscientists is to understand the relationship between brain activity and lived experience: how the different parts of the brain work together to produce the key ingredients for behavior: memory, feeling, thinking and imagination.
Army Capt. Florent Groberg will receive the Medal of Honor for instantly tackling a suicide bomber in a split-second reaction of self-sacrifice to save the lives of his comrades.
On Saturday, July 4, 2015, a horrifying bloodbath erupted before the eyes of passengers on the Red Line Metro subway train heading to Fourth of July festivities in Washington, DC.
Your brain’s rapid response defense system has already detected the threat and avoided it before your conscious mind is even engaged.
This site provides information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the many ways that it can affect cognition.
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Ed Catmull, president of Pixar, gave a lecture at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting. What does movie making have to do with brain science?
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In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn the likely causes of distracted driving and its possible effects.
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