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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


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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.

January 23, 2015


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Hearing and Moving

Sit tight! Movement triggers neurons that dull your hearing.

November 12, 2014


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Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

November 7, 2014


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Baby Talk

Just because you can't understand their baby talk doesn't mean babies can't understand you.

November 5, 2014


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Mood and Cognition

Feeling moody? Your headspace affects cognitive abilities–sometimes negatively, sometimes positively.

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