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A great Big Question will get your SOLE off to a flying start, but deciding what to ask is the hardest part! Children love questions with no easy answer.


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The Brain: What is it?


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What is a brain?

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What is a brain?

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Biology | Brains | Human Body | Neurology | Neuroscience

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Dreams: Why do we dream?


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Why do we dream?

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Brains | Dreams | Human Behaviour | Neurology | Neuroscience

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Intelligence: Does reading improve it?


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Does reading improve intelligence?

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Does reading improve intelligence?

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Biology | Brains | Education | Intelligence | Learning | Literacy | Reading

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Remembering and Forgetting


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How do we remember and why do we forget?

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How do we remember and why do we forget?

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Stone Age Brains and Bodies


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What are some of the health consequences of our Stone Age brains and bodies in a modern world?

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What are some of the health consequences of our Stone Age brains and bodies in a modern world?

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Biology | Brains | Health | Human Body | Humans | Modern World | Stone Age

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Dreams: How do we dream?


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How do we dream?

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Vision in Colour


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Why does everything we see appear to be in full expanded colour, when really, all we are seeing is the shade white widely explained to shades of black?

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Why does everything we see appear to be in full expanded colour, when really, all we are seeing is the shade white widely explained to shades of black?

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Brains | Colour | Eyes | Human Body | Sight | Vision

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Origin of Happiness


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What is the origin of happiness and why is it important?

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What is the origin of happiness and why is it important?

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Brains | Emotions | Evolution | Happiness | Human Behaviour | Philosophy

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Brains


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Does brain control humans or humans control brain?

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Does brain control humans or humans control brain?

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Language of the Deaf


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In which language do the deaf think?

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In which language do the deaf think?

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Long Term Memory


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If long term memories aren’t made until we are older, why do events that occur during infancy affect us later in life?

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If long term memories aren’t made until we are older, why do events that occur during infancy affect us later in life?

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Biology | Brains | Child Development | Children | Memory | Neurology | Neuroscience | Psychology

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Music Lessons


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Why do music lessons help math ability?

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Why do music lessons help math ability?

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Brains | Education | Maths | Music | Music Lessons

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Being Scarred


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Why does your body becomes stiff when scared?

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Why does your body becomes stiff when scared?

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Brains | Human Behaviour | Human Body | Neuroscience | Science

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Measuring Pain


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How can we truly measure someone else’s pain?

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How can we truly measure someone else’s pain?

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Brains | Health | Neuroscience | Pain | Science

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You and Your Mind


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What is the difference between you and your mind?

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What is the difference between you and your mind?

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Biology | Brains | Neuroscience | Philosophy | Science

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Headaches


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What happens to your brain when you get a headache?

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What happens to your brain when you get a headache?

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Brains | Headaches | Health

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Traditional Schooling - increasing brain stress response


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What is the evidence that traditional schooling increases the brain’s stress response?

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What is the evidence that traditional schooling increases the brain’s stress response?

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Brains | Education | Neuroscience | Science

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Levitation


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Can you levitate something using only your thoughts?

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Can you levitate something using only your thoughts?

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Brains | Levitation | Science

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Human Thinking


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Why do we think?

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Why do we think?

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How brains control mobility


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How does our brain enable us to move?

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How does our brain enable us to move?

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Biology | Brains | Mobility | Neuroscience | Physiology | Science

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Smell and Memories


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Why does a smell evoke a memory?

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Why does a smell evoke a memory?

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Brains | Humans | Memory | Psychology | Senses

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Remembering Things


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Why do we remember some things but not others?

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Why do we remember some things but not others?

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Brains | Memory | Neuroscience | Science

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Best way to Learn


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What is the best way to learn?

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What is the best way to learn?

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Brains | Cognition | Education | Learning | Learning Styles

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Sugar - Affect on Brain


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How does sugar affect our brains?

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How does sugar affect our brains?

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Biology | Brains | Science | Sugar

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If Brains were Connected to the Internet


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If our brains become connected to the internet (enhancing the speed of our intelligence), we live to be more than 120 years old, and most jobs can be done by machines, how will we spend our lives? What kind of worlds will we build?

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If our brains become connected to the internet (enhancing the speed of our intelligence), we live to be more than 120 years old, and most jobs can be done by machines, how will we spend our lives? What kind of worlds will we build?

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Brains | Futuristic | Humans | Internet | Science

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Universe - Brain Cells


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Could the universe we inhabit be part of a larger a mind, simply the brain cell of another living creature?

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Could the universe we inhabit be part of a larger a mind, simply the brain cell of another living creature?

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Brains | Science | Space | Universe