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Brain breaks help children by replenishing attention, improving learning, and boosting creativity. But, it turns out we might all benefit from giving our brains more downtime. Here’s why.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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The terrifying experience is not paranormal activity but a common neurological phenomenon.
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  • 3 min
Let's teach kids more effective ways of studying in order to reduce test anxiety.
  • Psychology Today
Brain imaging and computer modeling evidence pinpoints the area of the brain that perceives environmental boundaries — and stops you from running into them.
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The question may sound bizarre, but for people with synesthesia, days of the week might have their own colors, shapes, textures — even smells!
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  • 4 min
Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
  • Edutopia
What if exam grades could be boosted just with a confidence exercise before the exam?
  • Science News
Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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Memories of failed attempts and false starts while learning to ride a bike may remain, but it likely all feels natural now. For that, you can thank the intricate circuits comprising your nervous system.
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There are many little problems to handle well before your day starts, but your brain is there to get you through it all.
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There’s a lot that happens between neurons. Neuroscientist John Morrison explains what happens in the space that neurons learn.
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  • 2 min