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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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The human brain is wired for complex communication — just right for moving speeches and zingy one-liners.
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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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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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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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Neuroscientist John Morrison untangles the misinformation around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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While differences in brain size based on socioeconomic status could be considered stigmatizing, the brain is quite adaptable and plastic.
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Growing up in poverty can negatively impact developing brain regions like the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex and, in turn, increases the risks of developing behavioral and learning problems.
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Both stressful situations and a lack of resources can physically change the adult brain, which raises concerns of how living in poverty could negatively affect children, whose brains are still developing.
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Learn about the prevalence of poverty in the US and its threats to childhood development.
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