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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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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We work hard for reward — we work even harder to avoid disappointment.
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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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Use this interactive to explain to students what's going on in their brain when they get distracted in class.
  • Annenberg Learner
Download this app and let your students begin exploring the nervous system.
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The vestibular system is responsible for a host of functions you take for granted — at least until it malfunctions.
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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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Hearing words that evoke visions of color or seeing letters that have gender are just a few examples of experiencing synesthesia. Jessica Johnson investigates this tangling of the senses.
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Understanding the brain science behind human behavior can help us create a fairer legal system.
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3D Brain

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