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Brain waves can reveal where your mind meanders

Tuning out the external world and allowing thoughts to move freely promotes relaxation and exploration, findings suggest
Woman straining to hear

What we hear depends on what we expect to hear

Neuroscientists show that not only the cerebral cortex but the entire auditory pathway represents sounds according to prior expectations
hand covering face — fear response

New understanding of brain’s fear response

A deeper understanding of the brain's fear response mechanism could lead to better ways to help people with anxiety disorders, says new research

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