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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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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More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease.
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Lars Edvinsson, Peter Goadsby, Michael Moskowitz, and Jes Olesen unraveled the biology of migraine over four decades of research.
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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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