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Our memory involves encoding, storing, and retrieving information.
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Perineuronal nets are honeycomb-like structures that stabilize synapses and surround the cell bodies and dendrites of some neuron populations.
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Many people are surrounded by music throughout much of their everyday lives. What’s happening in our brains as we’re listening to music?
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Three networks may play a pronounced processing role for our creative thoughts: the executive attention network, default mode network, and salience network.
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Déjà vu is a feeling of experiencing a past situation in the present. This feeling may occur when your mind associates similarities between current and previous events.
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For those with PTSD, a stressor linked to a memory of a harrowing, traumatic event produces a grave sense of danger or fear — inducing a pronounced fight-or-flight response.
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Smoking nicotine and drinking alcohol are common risk factors that can lead to premature death. Learn how both substances impact our bodies and can lead to addiction.
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Sleep is a reversable state of low mobility and reduced responsiveness to external stimuli.
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The product of creativity tends to depend on our passion, will, and the environment that surrounds us.
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A flow state can occur during a period of intense focus, absence of worrying, high responsiveness, and dissipation of self-consciousness.
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Brain-machine interfaces convert our brain signals to actions and are powered by electricity. The same power source may be used to treat diseases and disorders.
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Our body’s natural sleep-wake rhythm, or circadian rhythm, helps us stay healthy and function throughout our daily lives.
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