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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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Figuring out why mosquitoes prefer to feast on humans over other animals could help us design more effective repellants and prevent the spread of disease.
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Hearing words that evoke visions of color or seeing letters that have gender are just a few examples of experiencing synesthesia. Jessica Johnson investigates this tangling of the senses.
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Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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A lot, it turns out. Some animals can detect forms of energy invisible to us, like magnetic and electrical fields. Others see light and hear sounds well outside the range of human perception.
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Have you ever wondered how you can catch a ball, see the color blue, taste chocolate, smell bad breath, or hear a bird song? Learn more in this Brain Awareness Week webinar.
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Your students will see the finish line and taste the glory as they race the clock and each other in this interactive relay game.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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Check out some of our favorite images of the olfactory system in action.
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How much do you know about how your senses work?
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What is it about smell that evokes such powerful memories? Find out in this video which earned an honorable mention in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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