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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Let's teach kids more effective ways of studying in order to reduce test anxiety.
  • Psychology Today
Educators may be able to take a different perspective if they understood a bit more of the neuroscience behind learning.
  • Psychology Today
Understanding how your brain works best and knowing how to avoid distractions can improve school performance.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
All those open tabs on your internet browser can make it hard to focus — and might even drag down your GPA.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
Brain imaging and computer modeling evidence pinpoints the area of the brain that perceives environmental boundaries — and stops you from running into them.
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The question may sound bizarre, but for people with synesthesia, days of the week might have their own colors, shapes, textures — even smells!
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Teens’ nocturnal lifestyles are more than a personal preference — dramatic hormonal changes during puberty alter the brain circuits that regulate sleep.
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This short video clip shows fetal cerebral cortex development.
  • BioInteractive
Read more to discover the cognitive benefits of play in early childhood.
  • Edutopia
Diet, exercise, and mental stimulation can keep our brains healthy as we age.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Shame and guilt feel awful, but they do serve a good purpose: to make you be a better human.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min