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Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are studying barn owls to understand how the brain maintains focus. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Scientists Study Barn Owls To Understand Why People With ADHD Struggle To Focus

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Gelmy, 9, and sister Alexa, 4, climbing trees in the backyard of their family home in the Yucatan Peninsula. Adriana Zehbrauskas for NPR hide caption

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A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

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Our Mental Space, Under Attack

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Notice anything unusual about this lung scan? Harvard researchers found that 83 percent of radiologists didn't notice the gorilla in the top right portion of this image. Trafton Drew and Jeremy Wolfe hide caption

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Why Even Radiologists Can Miss A Gorilla Hiding In Plain Sight

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