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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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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  • 6 min
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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Behind every economic decision you make is a host of biases, hormone fluctuations, and firing neurons.
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Theory of mind is our capacity to infer and understand others' actions.
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  • 4 min
Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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Scientists think déjà vu might be a hiccup in the process of memory consolidation.
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  • 5 min
Want to know how the brain works? Let these eight fundamental concepts guide your way.
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Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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  • 4 min
Processing in the brain’s “reward system” drives our motivated behavior.
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3D Brain

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