Thinking & Awareness

Abstract painting of a woman meditating on a mountain
Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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Hearing words that evoke visions of color or seeing letters that have gender are just a few examples of experiencing synesthesia. Jessica Johnson investigates this tangling of the senses.
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Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Theory of mind is our capacity to infer and understand others' actions.
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Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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Scientists think déjà vu might be a hiccup in the process of memory consolidation.
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Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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Processing in the brain’s “reward system” drives our motivated behavior.
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Some say the five senses are smell, hearing, sight, touch, and taste, but those are just the major ones.
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These oddly shaped cells help make the human brain special.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.