The Amazing Brain


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The Amazing Brain
Wired for adventure

Scientists—to be specific, neuroscientist David Eagleman and cognitive scientist Ann-Sophie Barwich—evoke the poet Emily Dickinson this week in Nautilus as they explain how the brain absorbs the world, “As Sponges—Buckets—do.” In the scientists’ words, the brain’s bioelectrical ability to change and adapt, in response to environments in flux, is a marvel.

  • Your Brain Makes You a Different Person Every Day: Our brains are wired for new sensations, by Steve Paulson
  • The Neurology of Flow States: Why time vanishes when you’re jamming, by Heather Berlin
  • Our Mind-Boggling Sense of Smell: How your brain identifies an aroma from its minute molecular traces is a marvel, by Ann-Sophie Barsich