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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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A special part of the brain helps you juggle multiple activities at the same time.
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The first new antidepressant medication in decades, ketamine is a game changer for depression treatment.
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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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While you dream, your body is temporarily paralyzed. Sometimes this inability to move persists even after you've woken up.
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Complex networks of brain structures make sense of all the information from our senses to create and store memories that can last a lifetime.
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This video shows how the right-and-left-brained belief came to be and why it is a myth.
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