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There is no magical age at which brain development suddenly stops. The brain is constantly changing, even in adulthood and old age.
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The amount of information the brain can store in its many trillions of synapses is not infinite, but it is large enough that the amount we can learn is not limited by the brain’s storage capacity.
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Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
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Synesthesia is a condition in which stimulation of one sense automatically evokes a perception in an unstimulated sense.
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Tossing and turning generally occurs during very brief arousals from sleep during the night.
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When two tasks demand competing attention, there is generally a switching that occurs between the neural processes involved, rather than concurrent processing as may be expected with true multitasking.
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Brain plasticity (from the Greek word ‘plastos’ meaning molded) refers to the extraordinary ability of the brain to modify its own structure and function following changes within the body or in the external environment.
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a method for electrically stimulating the brain from the outside of the skull.
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Over the past two decades there have been many studies aimed at detecting a risk of brain cancer associated with cell phone use.
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