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A flow state can occur during a period of intense focus, absence of worrying, high responsiveness, and dissipation of self-consciousness.
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Our body’s natural sleep-wake rhythm, or circadian rhythm, helps us stay healthy and function throughout our daily lives.
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Certain disorders impact a person’s ability to focus or pay attention to aspects of the world around them.
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Some arousal states direct the brain’s sensory processing toward a limited number of stimuli.
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Arousal is a physiological state involving brain and body changes that motivate behavior and enable response to stimuli.
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These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of September 14, 2020.
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Video chats tax our attention systems without delivering the same social rewards as in-person interactions — leaving us exhausted and dissatisfied.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 16, 2020.
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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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Brain imaging and computer modeling evidence pinpoints the area of the brain that perceives environmental boundaries — and stops you from running into them.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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Michael Buice from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, explains how our brains construct the visual world that surrounds us.
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