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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Curiosity motivates us to understand the world, our communities, our bodies, and our brains.
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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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Your brain changes as you grow, but what happens after the growth spurt? Neuroscientist Nick Spitzer debunks the myth that your brain is done maturing after the teen years.
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Neuroscientist Nick Spitzer tells you the truth.
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Test your students’ knowledge of brain states.
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The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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Neuroscience has begun to trace the complex network of cognitive and neural processes that come together to create sudden insight.
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You might think that having lots of colorful posters in your classroom will aid students but this may not be true in reality. Read more to find out why.
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We work hard for reward — we work even harder to avoid disappointment.
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Use this interactive to explain to students what's going on in their brain when they get distracted in class.
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3D Brain

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