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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Scientists studying olfaction have learned how our sense of smell works and discovered that it might be more sophisticated than previously thought.
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On January 11, 2015 news swept the globe reporting that scores of people died and 200 were sickened by drinking beer poisoned with crocodile bile in Mozambique.
In the developing nervous system, molecular signals determine a neuron’s fate.
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Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.
  • American Chemical Society
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Our bodies are home to a vast ecosystem of microbes — the microbiome — that has a powerful effect on the brain.
  • The Kavli Foundation
American chef Bryan Voltaggio describes how he experiments with flavors to create unique dining experiences for his guests.
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Studying how nerve cells and muscles communicate may shed light on neuromuscular diseases.
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Marijuana use is legal in many states for medical purposes, most of them dealing with neurological conditions (pain, epilepsy, tremor, multiple sclerosis, and many others). From the perspective of a neuroscientist researcher, the situation with respect to “medical marijuana” is absurd.
A neuroscientist describes how a friend's attempted suicide motivated her to use her knowledge of physics to study the brain.
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What can a ticklish turtle teach us about how the spinal cord is organized?
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Possible links between impaired hearing and loss of cognitive abilities raise the tantalizing possibility that restoring hearing could slow cognitive decline.
  • The Dana Foundation
Unraveling the speech patterns behind tongue twisters and Valley girls ... and boys.
  • Science Friday