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 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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People with aphantasia are incapable of forming mental images.
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The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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Let's teach kids more effective ways of studying in order to reduce test anxiety.
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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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3D Brain

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