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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Mirror neurons captured the neuroscientific zeitgeist 15 years ago, but much of their early hype has since deflated. What is their significance now?
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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in August 2022.
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The default mode network is a collection of brain regions active during quiet rest while awake.
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Some arousal states direct the brain’s sensory processing toward a limited number of stimuli.
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Certain disorders impact a person’s ability to focus or pay attention to aspects of the world around them.
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Arousal is a physiological state involving brain and body changes that motivate behavior and enable response to stimuli.
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Brush up on your basic neuroscience knowledge with quizzes from the 3D Brain and BrainFacts.org’s Brain Trivia events.
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On top of restoring vision, cataracts surgery may help preserve cognitive functioning in older adults.
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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in May 2022.
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Water insecurity isn’t only a physical health matter. It’s a mental health issue, too.
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One art student draws attention to lacking neuroscience research with her sculpture of the female homunculus.
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Learn about lives that have reimagined brain science fields as we celebrate ten years of neuroscience storytelling on BrainFacts.org.
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