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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Every day you taste many different things. Have you ever wondered how well you detect different tastes? Find out with this activity!
  • Scientific American
Did you know that an adult human can distinguish up to 10,000 different smells? Learn more about your amazing sense of smell in this video.
  • TED
This site provides information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the many ways that it can affect cognition.
  • BrainLine
Explore this site for an interactive experience that will teach you all about the intricate workings of your brain.
  • National Geographic
Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.
  • TED
  • 10 min
I can’t resist them. Especially on the hot, humid days that are commonplace here in South Florida. The first sips are heaven and the rest are like hell gone wild in my brain as I sweat from the heat outside my body.
  • Speaking Honestly - Animal Research Education
A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Studying these cells may help explain how some sightless individuals can still detect motion around them.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What happens in the brain when we are frightened?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min
Animals have evolved visual systems that are uniquely suited to their survival needs. See how human vision stacks up to the visual systems of other animals.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
We are able to empathize thanks in large part to mirror neurons, a special type of motor neurons that help us recognize emotions.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Our remarkable capacity for imagination requires complex neural networks.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min