Thinking Sensing and Behaving

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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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The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy are minimal — and they pale in comparison to the risks of not treating depression.
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Learning new information isn’t quite so easy as popping in headphones and passively listening to taped lectures while you slumber — not yet, anyway.
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People with aphantasia are incapable of forming mental images.
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The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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Regularly consuming fatty foods sets off a chain of events in the body that increase the risk of stroke.
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Every step you take, every move you make, motor neurons play a role.
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The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
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Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
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The first months and years of life mark the most rapid periods of growth and development for the human brain.
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The neural connections that develop during infancy and childhood can have lasting effects on learning and health.
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Getting to the right place so the brain can work properly is the ultimate challenge for any neuron, but motor neurons have it especially tough.
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Learn some tips and techniques for engaging children in the classroom.
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