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June 30, 2015

 

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Get it?    

Getting a joke is like cracking a code.

June 18, 2015

 

brain

Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

June 11, 2015

 

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Mind Reading 

Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?

May 15, 2015

 

Thanksgiving turkey

Tryptophan

Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

April 20, 2015

 

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Imagining and Seeing 

When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of your visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.

March 30, 2015

 

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Link Between Memory and Sugar

Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.

March 20, 2015

 

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Distract Your Way to Weight Loss

How do you fight snack cravings? Distract yourself from food distractions.

March 16, 2015

 

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Ghost in the Lab

Scientists trick the brain into attributing signals from its own body to an invisible "ghostly" presence.

February 26, 2015

 

sleepless man

Sleeping Alone

Lonely hearts club members get less deep sleep than their coupled counterparts.

February 23, 2015

 

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Birth Season & Mood

The time of year when you were born may affect your neurochemistry.

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