Thinking & Awareness

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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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Procrastination comes down to a battle between the brain’s emotion and decision-making systems — with emotion often claiming victory.
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A special part of the brain helps you juggle multiple activities at the same time.
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Learn more about the ever-changing brains of teenagers.
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As we age, we can see our hair gray and our skin wrinkle. Less obvious are the changes happening in our brains.
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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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What if exam grades could be boosted just with a confidence exercise before the exam?
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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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Training your non-dominant hand can improve your motor control, but you shouldn't expect an IQ boost.
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Curiosity motivates us to understand the world, our communities, our bodies, and our brains.
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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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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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