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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In a small, proof-of-concept study, researchers found stimulating the brain with magnets helped people perceive objects faster.
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Hearing loss may affect socialization, accelerate cognitive decline, and increase dementia risk.
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Physician-scientist Phyllis Zee lays out the implications obstructive sleep apnea can have on sleep-wake cycles and health.
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The most complex organ in the human body is comprised of many parts and systems. Take this 3D Brain quiz to see how many regions of the brain you’re familiar with.
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Filler words like ‘um’ or ‘ah’ provide moments of pause for speech processing.
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The axolotl can regrow almost any body part. Its regenerative ability may one day improve spinal cord injury treatments.
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Neurons fire in response to specific lengths of time; they can make a moment feel faster or slower when they get worn out.
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And other neuroscience news you may have missed in February 2022.
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Christine Petit and Karen Steel received the 2012 Brain Prize for their work unravelling the genetics of hearing loss.
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Studying thought processes provides insight into subjective experience. Neuroscientist Megan Peters explains.
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Silvia Arber, Martyn Goulding, and Ole Kiehn have identified the cells and circuits in the spinal cord and brainstem that make all kinds of movement possible.
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When you exercise, your muscles and liver release proteins into your blood that exert powerful influence on your brain.
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