Thinking & Awareness

Abstract painting of a woman meditating on a mountain
Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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Humans can find faces in many things because of our fusiform gyrus.
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The memories stored in our brains can change for many reasons.
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The two-way communication between the brain and the gut does more than help us digest a meal.
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And other neuroscience news in June 2021.
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Some things we think we know about learning and focus just aren’t true. Find out if you can separate fact from fiction.
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And other neuroscience news in February 2021.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of September 21, 2020.
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Video chats tax our attention systems without delivering the same social rewards as in-person interactions — leaving us exhausted and dissatisfied.
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Digital reading has been widespread for years — but how well are we absorbing it all?
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Smelling salts can revive someone who fainted, and some athletes have been spotted taking a whiff during games. How does this centuries-old treatment work?
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Whether we observe or create, the arts change our brains. The emerging field of neuroaethetics may help us understand how and why.
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Answer kids' questions about their dreams with a scientific perspective.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.