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Daniel Levitin, professor of neuroscience at McGill University, describes the way that learning a musical instrument alters and strengthens key areas of the brain.
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In this video NPR tackles the questions why do we play, and are we the only ones who play?
  • NPR
Fainting is the sudden and temporary loss of consciousness, and consciousness arises from neural activity in the cerebral cortex. Anything that disrupts neural activity in the cerebral cortex can cause loss of consciousness.
How could the color of a dress be open to interpretation? Learn more about the neuroscience behind the internet phenomenon in the third-place video from the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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Michael Buice from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, explains how our brains construct the visual world that surrounds us.
  • Allen Institute
Your eyes can play tricks on you, and visual illusions take advantage of these glitches in our perception.
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How do the various wavelengths of visible light become what we know as color?
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Upload your consciousness into a computer with these 5 easy steps.
The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.
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Although scientists continue to debate the purposes and benefits of sleep, one thing is clear: sleep deprivation is really bad for brain function.
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Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. Bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.”
Research could lead to new rehabilitative therapies when the visual cortex is damaged.
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