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Many cells and molecules work together to help you see the world around you.
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The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
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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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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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The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
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Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
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The first months and years of life mark the most rapid periods of growth and development for the human brain.
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The neural connections that develop during infancy and childhood can have lasting effects on learning and health.
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Diet, exercise, and mental stimulation can keep our brains healthy as we age.
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Our brains change in subtle but measurable ways as we age, and neuroscientists have a few ideas about why that may be.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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Aging is inevitable — but disability and dementia are not.
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