Thinking & Awareness

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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of September 14, 2020.
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Video chats tax our attention systems without delivering the same social rewards as in-person interactions — leaving us exhausted and dissatisfied.
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Studying honeybees could unlock the mysteries of brain waves.
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Digital reading has been widespread for years — but how well are we absorbing it all?
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Smelling salts can revive someone who fainted, and some athletes have been spotted taking a whiff during games. How does this centuries-old treatment work?
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 27, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of March 16, 2020.
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Whether we observe or create, the arts change our brains. The emerging field of neuroaethetics may help us understand how and why.
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Answer kids' questions about their dreams with a scientific perspective.
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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Brain breaks help children by replenishing attention, improving learning, and boosting creativity. But, it turns out we might all benefit from giving our brains more downtime. Here’s why.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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