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Neuroscientists are learning how our brains process poetry and how poetry can change the way we learn about neuroscience.
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Stories help people connect with each other and make sense of the world.
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Once thought to merely coordinate movement, this region of the brain is proving to exert greater influence on cognition, emotion, and other functions.
  • Knowable Magazine
These were the top neuroscience stories for the week of August 17, 2020.
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The junction between the cortex and the brainstem highlights the center of our emotions.
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Our capacity to learn and remember and to feel a range of emotions all arise from signaling in distinct regions of the brain.
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Ray Dolan, Peter Dayan, Wolfram Schultz have demonstrated how the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine helps us learn.
  • The Brain Prize
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Where do love ballads and beautiful poetry come from? What about the fear of heights and spiders? It’s all in the brain! In this lesson, explore the wonders of emotions and the brain with your students.
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We are able to empathize thanks in large part to mirror neurons, a special type of motor neurons that help us recognize emotions.
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What gives you goosebumps? Discover the science behind fear and what makes it such a powerful emotional response.
  • California Science Center
In this two-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about gelotology (the science of laughter) and its benefits to our social, mental, and physical well-being.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science