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Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
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Brain breaks help children by replenishing attention, improving learning, and boosting creativity. But, it turns out we might all benefit from giving our brains more downtime. Here’s why.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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You’re trying to feel your tongue now, aren’t you? Let the trigeminal ganglion do what it does.
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Sorting through past experiences to help make our best choices possible.
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A battle for the prize of the last connection standing.
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Understanding how the developing brain grows, changes, and learns provides a fuller picture of how this complicated machine works.
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These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
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Fish eyes’ stored stem cells could give clues to develop potential therapies for an injured mammalian eye.
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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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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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