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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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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Processing in the brain’s “reward system” drives our motivated behavior.
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Some say the five senses are smell, hearing, sight, touch, and taste, but those are just the major ones.
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These oddly shaped cells help make the human brain special.
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Paulo Graziano explains why fidget spinners cause more distraction than concentration for some children.
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The hippocampus is responsible for everything you remember, from this morning’s breakfast to your first kiss.
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Mark Mattson reveals the surprising brain benefits of fasting.
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Scientists are studying how we evaluate selections and use past experience to make decisions.
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The discovery of cellular clocks throughout the body is shedding light on sleep disorders and changing how — and when — we treat disease.
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Two Nobel-winning scientists explain how your brain gets you from Point A to Point B.
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Can we tell the difference between a lying brain and a truth-telling brain?
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3D Brain

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