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With insights from neuroscience, behavioral economics research seeks to understand why people are often predictably irrational when it comes to economic decision-making.
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Our culture affects what we eat, what we wear, and what language we speak. However, where we grow up in the world may also affect certain aspects of how our brains work.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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The first new antidepressant medication in decades, ketamine is a game changer for depression treatment.
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A special part of the brain helps you juggle multiple activities at the same time.
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Procrastination comes down to a battle between the brain’s emotion and decision-making systems — with emotion often claiming victory.
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Check out these great videos from the 2019 Brain Awareness Video Contest and vote for your favorite!
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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Theory of mind is our capacity to infer and understand others' actions.
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People with akinetopsia, or “motion blindness,” instead see the world as a series of freeze-frame images.
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Scientists think déjà vu might be a hiccup in the process of memory consolidation.
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Even moderate levels of noise can lead to significant hearing impairments.
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