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
Brainy mollusks are enhancing our understanding of injury in the animal kingdom.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Although sensory systems share basic features of organization, each is uniquely designed to respond to a particular aspect of the world.
  • The Dana Foundation
Through complex systems that begin with cells that respond to physical stimuli and send signals through a maze of brain circuits, we can know — both consciously and otherwise — what goes on around us and within our bodies.
  • The Dana Foundation
This tiny pond snail is teaching researchers about the changes that take place in the brain when long-term memories form.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Imagine hearing a bird chirp and seeing the color yellow. This is what life may be like for someone with synesthesia. Explore the unique experiences of a synesthete and learn more about this rare condition.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
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Scientists look to insects for clues about how sensory information is processed in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Following a car accident, a heart attack, or any other life-threatening event, there have been many instances documented where people that were near death, experienced something vivid, something that to them was real.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.
  • TED
What is the Invisible Gorilla and what can it teach us about inattentional blindness? Watch this video and find out.
  • Beckman Institute
Meet Olga Kotelko, 93-year old track star, and see how she has maintained brain and body fitness.
  • Beckman Institute
Learn how alcohol and nicotine affect the brain, and why they are illegal for children and teens in this series of lesson plans.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
Learn why some people experience taste more intensely than other people in this video excerpt from NOVA scienceNOW.
  • Teachers' Domain