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The Dr. is In: Concussion

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s a good time to understand more about the most common brain injury: concussion.  Also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, a concussion is caused [...]

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Halloween: Your Amygdala and Fear

Happy Halloween! We know that your amygdala is involved in detecting and responding to risk. As is often the case in neuroscience, researchers have learned a lot about the function of the [...]

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Video Games Rewire the Brain

When you learn something new, your brain changes to accommodate what you learned. What happens when you learn to play video games? According to a study from the University of Utah (U of U) School [...]

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Brain Adapts in Unexpected Ways

How well does the brain adapt to unusual situations? According to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the brain has an incredible amount of adaptability. The research team evaluated the [...]

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Playing in Sync Helps Kids Connect

Imagine an orchestra playing together or a team of rowers propelling their boat forward. For activities like these, synchrony—when people work together in time—is a key component. Studies have [...]

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