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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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian discuss their research on sensory systems that won them the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
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Specialized cells in the nose convert chemicals in the air into the experience of smell.
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Granule cells are the smallest and most numerous type of neurons in the brain.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 19, 2020.
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Your sixth sense lets you perceive your body’s position and movement.
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Everybody dreams, but scientists aren’t sure why.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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Childhood trauma physically alters the brain, with long-lasting consequences.
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How choices are framed can drastically influence our decisions ¬¬— even when outcomes are identical.
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Several timekeeping brain regions work together to create our perception of time.
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Do you know how your brain alerts you to fears? Learn more about it here.
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