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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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Regularly consuming fatty foods sets off a chain of events in the body that increase the risk of stroke.
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People with aphantasia are incapable of forming mental images.
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The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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The human brain is neither the largest nor most complex brain in the animal kingdom. So what makes it special?
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While there is no cure or effective treatment yet for Alzheimer’s disease, spreading awareness and knowledge can bring science one step closer to unraveling its mysteries.
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Teens’ nocturnal lifestyles are more than a personal preference — dramatic hormonal changes during puberty alter the brain circuits that regulate sleep.
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The question may sound bizarre, but for people with synesthesia, days of the week might have their own colors, shapes, textures — even smells!
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Every day, technology helps us wake up, get ready for the day, and remember everything on our to-do list. But is our constant reliance on technology hurting our brains?
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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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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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