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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Neuro-ophthalmologist Rudrani Banik explains what happens when we have an eyelid spasm.
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Fluctuating levels of estrogen during a period known as perimenopause can wreak havoc on the mental health of women in midlife.
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We have thoughts, visions, and feelings while we sleep, experiencing a virtual reality of sorts. But how and why does dreaming happen?
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Neuroscientists have long known that shut-eye helps consolidate memories in adults. Napping may play an equally crucial role in infants and young children.
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Working out buffs up the body — and perhaps the mind, too. New research is revealing how physical activity can reduce and even ward off depression, anxiety and other psychological ailments.
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The web of the orb-weaving spider catches prey and helps its creator hear.
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At last, neuroscientists are learning how the hormone shapes social behaviors such as pair-bonding and parental care. It’s more complicated than they thought.
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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in March 2022.
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In a small, proof-of-concept study, researchers found stimulating the brain with magnets helped people perceive objects faster.
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Hearing loss may affect socialization, accelerate cognitive decline, and increase dementia risk.
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Physician-scientist Phyllis Zee lays out the implications obstructive sleep apnea can have on sleep-wake cycles and health.
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The most complex organ in the human body is comprised of many parts and systems. Take this 3D Brain quiz to see how many regions of the brain you’re familiar with.
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