Young Minds

Science edited for kids, by kids.

Our brain enjoys making friends

Is it important to have friends? Why do we enjoy spending time with them? Do we learn differently around our friends? Neuroscience research is helping us answer some of these questions by looking at the way our brain allows to and benefits from interacting with other humans.

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Why sleep?

We human beings spend about a third of our lives sleeping. That means that if you live to 90, you'll sleep for about 30 years –probably more time than you’ll spend doing anything else. Sleep has to be ...

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The truth about a bird’s eye view

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see through the eyes of a bird? What about a fly? Or your dog? Scientists who study animal eyes can find out what it would be like to see the world from an ...

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Going to school to sculpt the brain

When I was a kid, I thought of going to school as an obligation imposed by my parents and I guess many kids feel the same. My father used to say, “you need to study hard to build a better future for yourself." ...

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