Illustration of superman in a dream
Learn how your brain creates dreams while you sleep.
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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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Neuro-ophthalmologist Rudrani Banik explains what happens when we have an eyelid spasm.
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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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Physician-scientist Phyllis Zee lays out the implications obstructive sleep apnea can have on sleep-wake cycles and health.
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And other neuroscience news you might have missed in November 2021.
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Access to artificial light allows us to shift our sleep and wake cycles away from the natural daylight schedule.
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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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October is Health Literacy Month. Learn more about how you can maintain a healthy brain.
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It comes down to which parts of the brain are most active during dreaming.
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Light influences the brain more than you can imagine.
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Some things we think we know about learning and focus just aren’t true. Find out if you can separate fact from fiction.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.