So much depends on the brain. When scientists want to study how and why living creatures do what they do, the brain is one of the places that they start. The brain plays a key role in how you do the things you do, learn to do new things over time, and why there will be certain things that you will never be able to do no matter how hard you try. This section of Frontiers for Young Minds will not only include articles about the brain itself, but the way the brain changes over time, techniques we use to study the brain, how aspects of the brain relate to behavior and performance, and why the brain developed in the ways that it did. Neuroscience wants to provide a chance for the next generation to think critically about the organ that makes it possible for them to think in the first place.
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What Can a Blind Fish Teach Us About Sleep?
Nearly all animals studied to date sleep. It is widely accepted that sleep is critical for survival, yet the function...
Understanding Other Minds: What Happens in Our...
Think about a conversation you had recently. Could you tell when it was going well or poorly? How did you know whether...
CTE: The Hidden Risk of Playing Contact Sports
If you have played contact sports, there is a small chance that you have heard about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy...
How Stress Can (Sometimes) Make Us Eat More
What happens to your appetite when you’re stressed? Do you reach straight for the ice-cream and chips? Well, many of us...