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April 13, 2018

 

Finding A Positive Way To Discourage Substance Abuse

The usual tactics of anti-drug messaging—focus on the negative effects—are much less effective than using positive messages about sober lifestyles.

August 24, 2017

 

A recent study showed that even non-vigorous exercise like bike riding could lessen some symptoms of depression.

Riding A Bike For Better Mental Health

Scientists are studying how exercise can alleviate symptoms of depression.

June 29, 2017

 

A pregnant woman.

Pregnancy And The Mother’s Brain

Researchers are studying the ways pregnancy can change a woman's brain.

June 6, 2017

 

It's a surprising and interesting discovery that the brain's response to images unrelated to politics can be used to discern a subject's political beliefs.

This Is Your Brain On Politics

Neuroscientists are studying the way people's political beliefs are related to how they express their emotions.

April 5, 2017

 

Dr. Harvey took more than pictures of Einstein's brain.

Bigger Brains, Bigger Thoughts

Our brains aren't just three times bigger than our ancestor's brains.

October 20, 2016

 

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Afterglow

If you look at a bright lamp and then close your eyes, why can you still see the light?

May 12, 2016

 

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Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

August 12, 2015

 

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Emotional Brains

Understanding language's meaning requires coordination between the left and right parts of the brain.

July 14, 2014

 

Like earthworms, leeches are segmented worms.

A Mechanical Leech?

There aren't too many of us who think leeches are cool--but they are still used in medicine, and now there is even a mechanical leech.

April 28, 2014

 

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How To Improve Your Memory

It turns out that giving your brain a boost could be as easy as putting one foot in front of the other.

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