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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Soft sounds and gentle touches can trigger so-called “brain tingles.” Here’s why.
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Surges of different neurotransmitters give rise to the emotional whirlwind that characterizes the early stages of romantic relationships.
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Our existing beliefs can distort the way we process information.
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The brain’s fusiform face area helps you find your friend in a crowd.
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The memories stored in our brains can change for many reasons.
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The spontaneous behavior helps both the speaker and the listener.
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The two-way communication between the brain and the gut does more than help us digest a meal.
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For better or worse, everything you experience changes your brain.
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A picture of a dress captured the attention of millions around the world and raised a fundamental question – how could we perceive the same thing so differently?
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Our knack for recognizing faces helps us communicate with those around us and learn about our environment.
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The brain stores memories by changing how neurons talk to each other.
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Amid decades of growing antidepressant use, the drugs are showing up in aquatic environments. Even vanishingly small concentrations of these drugs can change fish’s brains and alter their behavior.
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