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A bedtime story about the process of brain development, as lovingly told to a baby.
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The brain is the home of the body’s internal clock. Genetics can alter this clock, as the 2012 second place Brain Awareness Video Contest winner explains.
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Remember, perceive, move, and breathe — how does the brain do it all? A neuroscientist and his two young sons explain.
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Which brain regions activate as you go about your day? Use your orbital frontal cortex to decide to watch this video and find out.
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From Bach to Beyoncé, all music travels the same path to the brain. Join two musical notes as they travel from a cello’s strings to the brain.
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You see an orange object. Is it a tiger or a carrot? The winners of our 2012 Brain Awareness Video Contest let sock puppets explain how your brain figures it out.
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Neurons — the nerve cells that make up the brain and nervous system — look different from all other cells in the body. And from one another.
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The brain receives information about the outside world via the senses. But how much of this information do we actually notice?
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The researcher discusses the complicated genetics involved with deafness and the far-reaching benefits of mapping the human genome.
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Research shows early childhood is marked by critical periods — times when the brain is intensely adaptable to new sights, sounds, tastes, and touches. But what if something in early life interferes with the ability to take in sensory information?
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It can be frustrating to be unable to recall information when you need it. But forgetting is actually a good thing.
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Even after the trials of chemotherapy, the brain can show lasting scars from treatment. People report short-term memory loss, difficulty retrieving information, and problems with attention.
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