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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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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And other neuroscience news for the week of December 7, 2020.
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A woman with a rare brain disease has taught scientists a lot about the neurobiology of fear.
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When light hits our eyes, it does more than help us see.
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The phrase ‘starved for attention’ takes on real meaning for children experiencing the loneliness social distancing presents.
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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 23, 2020.
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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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A man’s amnesia after brain surgery revealed important clues about the neurobiology of memory.
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After centuries of misunderstanding, research has finally tied the speech disorder to certain genes and brain alterations — and new treatments may be on the horizon
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