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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As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
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Through our senses, we experience the world. And for rodents, the facial whiskers play a crucial role.
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Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn't so clear. Here are a few theories.
  • Science Friday
Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Jim Olson about the homunculus, the structure of the sensory cortex.
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Neuroscience isn't just for biology class! In this video, learn from Rochelle Shwartz-Bloom about the function of the motor cortex.
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  • 17 min
Take a look at the science behind world's most popular drug in coffee, caffeine.
  • American Chemical Society
Learn about topics like plasticity, memory, and brain development from the researchers who study them in this video series.
  • Mindyerbrain
What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
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Learn about the developing brain and how your brain changes throughout your lifetime with this comprehensive website.
  • PBS
Why do we get motion sickness? Learn what this condition has to do with the brain and your senses in this video.
  • TED
Try out a memory boosting technique called mnemonics with this hands-on activity.
  • Scientific American
Learn about the somatosensory homunculus, which is basically a map of the body in the brain, in this brief, educational video.
  • Khan Academy