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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For many people, the winter poses an onslaught of a seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
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Try this simple neuroscience trick at home — all you need is a willing participant!
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Find the blind spot in your visual field that you may not know is there!
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Sleep twitches tune and refine circuits in the developing brain.
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Why can’t you tickle yourself? Find out here!
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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A cluster of neurons in the brain’s fear center may drive our innate fear of heights.
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Active and physically fit kids have healthier brains than their more sedentary peers.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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See how easily your perception of stick length can shift with just a few modifications.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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The modern world has changed when we sleep — but our work and school schedules have failed to keep pace.
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