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Jazz musician Pat Metheny and neuroscientist Charles Limb find a common note in the keys of improv.
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A growing body of research now shows that poverty changes the way children’s brains develop, shrinking parts of the brain essential for memory, planning, and decision-making.
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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy are minimal — and they pale in comparison to the risks of not treating depression.
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Learning new information isn’t quite so easy as popping in headphones and passively listening to taped lectures while you slumber — not yet, anyway.
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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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Regularly consuming fatty foods sets off a chain of events in the body that increase the risk of stroke.
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Every step you take, every move you make, motor neurons play a role.
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The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
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Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
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