Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Addiction psychiatrist Tauheed Zaman helps us sort out some of the commonly held beliefs about marijuana and separate fact from fiction.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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And other neuroscience news in March 2021.
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Changes to cell metabolism can drive the appetite of the entire organism.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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And other neuroscience news in February 2021.
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Spacing out study sessions enhances long-term memory and retention — and is far better than cramming the night before an exam.
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Stories help people connect with each other and make sense of the world.
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What goes on in our bodies that makes muscles tight, and how does this tightness lead to headaches?
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Ceiling height and window light don’t just concern interior designers. Neuroscientists are examining how room design evokes specific cognitive responses.
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Black History Is showcases Black scientists in the field of neuroscience.
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Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but researchers are still working to uncover why they happen and how to treat them.
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