Best Of 2020

The Creative Brain: Why Do We Create?

Where does creativity come from? It’s a question that’s left us mystified for centuries at the way writers make metaphors or sculptors render clay into arches and statues — and even neuroscientists aren’t quite sure how to explain it. Dr. David Eagleman shows how we’ve only begun to scratch the surface

Know Your Brain: The Thalamus — Shifting Focus

This process involves a pathway between the basal ganglia of the brain to a region called the thalamus, which famed geneticist Francis Crick referred to as the “brain’s gatekeeper” back in 1984. No exact mechanism was found to support this theory, however, until neuroscientist Michael Halassa looked

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