Thinking & Awareness

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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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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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People with aphantasia are incapable of forming mental images.
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  • 3 min
The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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  • 3 min
Let's teach kids more effective ways of studying in order to reduce test anxiety.
  • Psychology Today
Brain imaging and computer modeling evidence pinpoints the area of the brain that perceives environmental boundaries — and stops you from running into them.
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The question may sound bizarre, but for people with synesthesia, days of the week might have their own colors, shapes, textures — even smells!
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  • 4 min
Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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  • 4 min
Our culture affects what we eat, what we wear, and what language we speak. However, where we grow up in the world may also affect certain aspects of how our brains work.
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  • 4 min
Procrastination comes down to a battle between the brain’s emotion and decision-making systems — with emotion often claiming victory.
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  • 5 min
A special part of the brain helps you juggle multiple activities at the same time.
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  • 4 min
Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
  • Edutopia

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