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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A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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Help your students better understand that their brains are always changing with this reading and activity.
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This panel discusses the implications of solitary confinement with a neurobiologist, a physician, a lawyer, and an individual held in solitary for 29 years.
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Experts in neuroscience and the law answer questions about solitary confinement and how it affects the brain.
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  • 20 min
Jules Lobel has spent years using neuroscience studies in court to argue and prove that solitary confinement should be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
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  • 14 min
Richard J. Smeyne discusses recent research that reveals how solitary confinement can cause physical damage to the brain.
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Huda Akil, professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, explains the many ways that the stress of chronic isolation, especially solitary confinement, affects the brain and behavior.
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  • 18 min
Robert King, a member of the Angola 3, shares how his 29 years in solitary confinement changed the course of his life forever.
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As social animals, our health depends on interactions with others. If placed in isolation, without those connections, our physical and mental health take a hit.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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How many times have you chosen another activity over sleep? Next time, think again, and your healthier brain will thank you.
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Take a look at this new study about the ideal time frame for students to learn a second language.
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