Thinking Sensing and Behaving

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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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These shortsighted insects see an unimaginably vibrant world.
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Migraine sufferers have differing sensitivities and responses to pain, preliminary research shows.
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The maturing adolescent brain is at a critical period for growth, but also susceptible to depression and anxiety-related disorders. Researchers are investigating why.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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Exposure to a certain single-celled parasite became the infamous face of ‘crazy cat people’ syndrome, but perhaps unjustly so.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 1, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 18, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 11, 2020.
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The stress and uncertainty of a crisis can kick your fight-or-flight response into overdrive.
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To understand dementia, scientists are looking anew at a neglected piece of the puzzle: the web of blood vessels nourishing the brain.
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Like wrinkles and gray hair, the brain has its own telltale signs of aging.
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Around the world, one in 10 people will be impacted by a mental health issue in their lifetime. Learn about the latest research in mental health care.
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