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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The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
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Many cells and molecules work together to help you see the world around you.
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Learn about the long-lasting impact of exercise on your brain's health.
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Learn how to help your students improve their executive function skills!
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Specialized cells in taste buds detect molecules released during chewing.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of January 20-26, 2020.
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The process, function, or power of perceiving sound.
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We all have a blind spot.
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Visualization research lets people experience alternate perspectives, which could increase empathy.
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Your sense of taste and smell help you enjoy your favorite dish or avoid it when it’s gone bad.
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Of the estimated 80 million Americans who will be 65 and older in 2050, 6.3 million will be impacted by glaucoma.
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Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
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