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comparison of brain activity: prefrontal areas are significantly activated during introspection, while a completely different network of more posterior areas are active when people are intensely engaged in perceptual tasks
When we're engaged in a demanding task, we literally "lose" our sense of self
A Rose by Any Other Name

Do we all see the same rose -- or the same movie?

3-D computer reconstruction of an inhibitory neuron (white) synaptically interconnected to three pyramidal (excitatory) neurons (blue)

New studies on neurons that inhibit brain activity may shed light on such conditions as ADHD, epilepsy, and other disorders...

Illustration: Peeking into the brain

A suggestion on the part of a Weizmann Institute scientist has led to a breakthrough in fMRI brain imaging

From Plato to Grinvald

Prof. Amiram Grinvald's research is the latest word in our understanding...

Morphine Effect on Key Brain Mechanism Determined

A Weizmann Institute scientist reveals previously unrecognized brain chemistry of morphine addiction