Thinking Sensing and Behaving

Photograph of a man cleaning and taking care of a child at the same time
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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What goes on in our bodies that makes muscles tight, and how does this tightness lead to headaches?
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Ceiling height and window light don’t just concern interior designers. Neuroscientists are examining how room design evokes specific cognitive responses.
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Black History Is showcases Black scientists in the field of neuroscience.
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Many women experience hot flashes during menopause, but researchers are still working to uncover why they happen and how to treat them.
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Scientist Konstantina Kilteni explains the ins and outs of tickling, discusses the evolutionary purpose behind the sensation, and reveals why we can’t tickle ourselves.
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The notoriously asocial creatures may possess some of the brain circuits humans use for social behavior.
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There are pain receptors — nociceptors — in different parts of the body but not the brain. Scientist Janet Bultitude breaks down what nociceptors are, how they work, and why the brain doesn’t have any.
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Scientists are beginning to unravel the science of so-called “brain tingles.”
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Explore what’s new in neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience’s Global Connectome.
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Why can your brain see movement in a still image?
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Three experts discuss photosensitive epilepsy and how flashing lights can trigger seizures.
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While it may feel like you’ve suffered an injury, this is a natural part of the body’s recovery from working out.
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