Thinking & Awareness

Abstract painting of a woman meditating on a mountain
Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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And other neuroscience news in June 2021.
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Some neuroscientists think psychedelic drugs and the hallucinations they induce could help reveal how the brain generates our perceptions of the world around us — and of ourselves.
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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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A century old test to identify children struggling in school evolved into assessments to determine intelligence. But should it have?
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Meet the neuroscientists behind BrainFacts.org
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It feels like falling asleep, but anesthesia and snoozing are completely different. Neuroscientist and anesthesiologist Emery Brown explains what makes them different.
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And other neuroscience news in February 2021.
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Scientists are beginning to unravel the science of so-called “brain tingles.”
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Contrary to popular depictions, love resides in the brain — not the heart.
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Listening to music reduces anxiety, improves attention, and triggers endorphin release.
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Assigning human traits to non-humans gave our ancestors an evolutionary edge.
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Having an audience affects your performance, for better or worse.
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3D Brain

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