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People with aphantasia are incapable of forming mental images.
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The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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Regularly consuming fatty foods sets off a chain of events in the body that increase the risk of stroke.
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The human brain is neither the largest nor most complex brain in the animal kingdom. So what makes it special?
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Teens’ nocturnal lifestyles are more than a personal preference — dramatic hormonal changes during puberty alter the brain circuits that regulate sleep.
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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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  • 4 min
Every day, technology helps us wake up, get ready for the day, and remember everything on our to-do list. But is our constant reliance on technology hurting our brains?
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While there is no cure or effective treatment yet for Alzheimer’s disease, spreading awareness and knowledge can bring science one step closer to unraveling its mysteries.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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Our culture affects what we eat, what we wear, and what language we speak. However, where we grow up in the world may also affect certain aspects of how our brains work.
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With insights from neuroscience, behavioral economics research seeks to understand why people are often predictably irrational when it comes to economic decision-making.
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Procrastination comes down to a battle between the brain’s emotion and decision-making systems — with emotion often claiming victory.
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  • 5 min