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The Brain

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The Amazing Ways Your Brain Determines What You See
Perception underpins everything we think, do, believe, know, or love says neuroscientist Beau Lotto.
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This is What Happens 30 Seconds Before You Die
Do you see a white light at the end of the tunnel? Does your life flash before your eyes?
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Artist's Memory Loss Fuels Discoveries About the Brain
Lonni Sue Johnson’s amnesia is revealing important connections between memory, personality, and consciousness.
About The Brain

From the moment you’re born, every move you make is controlled by a 1.4 kilogram blob of fat and protein – your brain!

This jellylike mass is responsible for everything that makes us human, allowing us to think, feel and learn. Attention, memory, logic and imagination are all thanks to the brain.

Without the incredible complexities of the human brain, there would be no art, no languages and no rational thought. The brain is also responsible for our physical actions, both conscious and unconscious, controlling every heartbeat, blink and breath.

Like any muscle, your brain becomes stronger the more you exercise it. Brain games and teasers are a fantastic way of training your brain to think faster, remember better and reacted quicker. 

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about the brain.

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