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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Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine.
  • TED
The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.
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Dana Alliance member Thomas R. Insel has been a staunch trailblazer in neuroscience and psychiatry...
Your oldest memories are etched into your brain thanks to tiny structures in your neurons.
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Lucy Brown and Helen Fischer use both psychological and biological approaches to gain insights into the mystery of “love” and share their insights on the website The Anatomy of Love.
Researchers have begun to reveal how creating visual art affects brain function.
  • The Dana Foundation
This visage captures the parts of the nose and brain responsible for interpreting smell.
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The brain links smells and sensations to create lasting memories.
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There are likely advantages to having both left- and right-handed individuals in a population.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Fluorescent labelling allows scientists to track vital stem cells throughout the brain’s development.
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A series of recent studies now offers preliminary evidence that depression may, indeed, alter aspects of perception.
  • The Dana Foundation
Scientists are rethinking the role of nerve endings once thought to be involved in providing spatial information to the brain.
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