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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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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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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Procrastination comes down to a battle between the brain’s emotion and decision-making systems — with emotion often claiming victory.
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A special part of the brain helps you juggle multiple activities at the same time.
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Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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What if exam grades could be boosted just with a confidence exercise before the exam?
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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There are many little problems to handle well before your day starts, but your brain is there to get you through it all.
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Training your non-dominant hand can improve your motor control, but you shouldn't expect an IQ boost.
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Curiosity motivates us to understand the world, our communities, our bodies, and our brains.
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3D Brain

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