The Brain

2017

The Brain
Science is making rapid strides in its understanding of the structure and function of the brain. Imaging technologies reveal how the brain develops and ages, why we need love, and what makes loneliness so damaging. The ability to map signaling pathways gives us a picture of addiction, explains why traumatic experiences linger, and shows how we benefit from exposure to nature. Knowledge of human behavior at the neural level also makes explicit the connection between mental and physical health, offers insights about resilience, and informs new approaches in the classroom. The science of the brain and the wonders of the mind give new meaning to the word “awesome.”
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