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Strokes, confusion, and loss of smell have left neuroscientists worried about what the novel coronavirus means for the nervous system.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 15, 2020
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 27, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 23, 2020.
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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Your sense of taste and smell help you enjoy your favorite dish or avoid it when it’s gone bad.
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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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  • 53 min