Thinking Sensing and Behaving

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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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Some researchers suspect these bacterial ancestors living within our cells may contribute to a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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Light influences the brain more than you can imagine.
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And other neuroscience news in June 2021.
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Some neuroscientists think psychedelic drugs and the hallucinations they induce could help reveal how the brain generates our perceptions of the world around us — and of ourselves.
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Some things we think we know about learning and focus just aren’t true. Find out if you can separate fact from fiction.
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A century old test to identify children struggling in school evolved into assessments to determine intelligence. But should it have?
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A new study in mice shows chronic stress reprograms gene expression in sperm.
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And other neuroscience news in May 2021.
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org.
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It feels like falling asleep, but anesthesia and snoozing are completely different. Neuroscientist and anesthesiologist Emery Brown explains what makes them different.
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Vagus nerve stimulation, in conjunction with physical therapy, could help stroke patients recover more movement.
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