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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Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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Neuroscientist Jamie Hanson encourages scientists to look at people and situations that fall outside so-called societal norms.
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Jet lag, irregular sleep schedules, and exposure to artificial light throw our internal clocks out of whack. When that happens, our health suffers.
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Sun-seeking brain cells keep the sleep cycle in balance.
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This twist on a classic party game will test your students’ brain anatomy knowledge.
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The release of the “vampire hormone” lets the body know when it’s time to sleep.
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Billionths of a meter thick yet tough as silk or steel, these unwanted threads are hard to destroy.
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Neglecting to take care of yourself and your surroundings can negatively affect your brain, which can make it harder to steady your mental health.
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Learn about the impacts that child poverty has on the developing brain with data from the fields of psychology, neuroscience, and public health epidemiology.
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How can educators help ease the effects of common negative experiences facing students from poor socioeconomic backgrounds?
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  • 12 min
How does growing up less fortunate impact the brain and how can educators help their students overcome this obstacle?
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  • 21 min
The prolonged stress a child experiences by being separated from their parents has lasting implications for their mental health and the generations after them.
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