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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Only physical trauma can create a hole in your brain.
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Moderate amounts of alcohol do not kill brain cells.
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Listening to classical music hasn't been shown to improve intelligence in children or adults.
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Crossword puzzles and similar games can help you learn words and improve specific skills, but they won't enhance overall brain function.
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You use all of your brain.
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Decision-making is such a seamless process we’re usually unaware of it — until our choice results in unexpected consequences. Then we wonder, “Why did I choose that option?”
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An unexpected finding decades ago has helped create one of the first success stories for gene therapy and hope for vision restoration in people.
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We are time surfers, riding a wave made of ephemeral moments toward a future of our own imagining.