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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Check out the breaking neuroscience news from the Society for Neuroscience’s 2021 annual meeting.
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Mice born without this small group of neurons don’t find touch rewarding and become more sensitive to the negative effects of stress.
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Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity decline with age, but a new study shows it’s possible to boost them.
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By blocking a brain chemical that makes us sleepy, caffeine helps us feel more awake and alert.
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The COVID-19 pandemic sparked increased interest in the effects of social isolation on our brains and mental health.
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Eating tasty food activates our brain’s reward system and makes us crave more.
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It comes down to which parts of the brain are most active during dreaming.
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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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