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Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.

  1. Humans

    Race car drivers usually blink at the same places in each lap

    Blinking is usually thought to be somewhat random. But a new study tracking blinks in Formula One drivers shows it can be predictable — and strategic.

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  2. Brain

    Neuroscientists use brain scans to decode people’s thoughts

    The research may lead to new devices for people who can’t communicate easily. It also raises privacy concerns.

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  3. Brain

    Scientists Say: Connectome

    A connectome is a diagram of the cellular highways that carry information in the brain.

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  4. Animals

    Rats can bop their heads to a musical beat

    Rats’ rhythmic response to human music doesn’t mean they like to dance. But it may shed light on how brains evolved to perceive rhythm.

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  5. Brain

    Scientists mapped every nerve cell in this insect brain

    Researchers have built a “connectivity map” of all the nerve cells in the larval fruit fly brain and how they link together.

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  6. Brain

    Let’s learn about the science of language

    The languages we speak may help shape how we see, smell and hear the world around us.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    How to be heat-safe when playing sports

    Protecting young athletes from overheating is getting more important as climate change turns up the temperature.

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  8. Brain

    Scientists Say: Anxiety

    Some nervousness, or anxiety, is normal. Too much can be harmful.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    New brain scans may show if a concussion has not yet healed

    Concussions change certain brain waves, and delta waves may be the best signs of when teens can return to competitive sports.

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  10. Computing

    Sleep helps AI models learn new things without forgetting old ones

    Breaks in training meant to mimic human sleep helped artificial intelligence learn multiple tasks.

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  11. Humans

    When it comes to dance, it’s all about the bass

    During a concert, people danced more when they were bathed in sounds that were too low for their ears to hear.

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  12. Brain

    Some screen time may aid kids’ recovery from concussions

    A few hours a day on digital devices may actually aid recovery by connecting kids with friends and giving their brains some stimulation.

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