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Everybody dreams, but scientists aren’t sure why.
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Childhood trauma physically alters the brain, with long-lasting consequences.
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How choices are framed can drastically influence our decisions ¬¬— even when outcomes are identical.
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Several timekeeping brain regions work together to create our perception of time.
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Like a gardener trimming the excess branches of a tree, synaptic pruning clears away unneeded connections between neurons.
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Electrical signals power the connections between the brain’s billions of neurons.
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Dopamine works as a crucial messenger in our brains, with imbalances causing a variety of brain disorders.
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Rhythms drive music-playing and dancing as well as speaking and walking.
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Spatial navigation hinges on four types of neurons in the hippocampus.
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A trio of brain regions control our ability to understand and produce language.
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Hemispatial neglect — the loss of awareness of one side of the body — is common in stroke victims.
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Check out the top 10 videos from the 2020 Brain Awareness Video Contest, and vote for your favorite for the People's Choice award by liking it on YouTube.
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