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November 12, 2018


Why Are Mountain Beavers’ Brains Smaller Than Their Ancestors?

A big brain might seem like a good thing, but they can actually be a liability.

October 5, 2018


How Humans Got Big Brains

The human brain is seven times larger than expected for our body size.

September 4, 2018


Neanderthal Brains

Early modern human brains were different in one particular way that might have given them a big advantage over Neanderthals.

August 20, 2018


Mouse And Monkey Brains Mature Faster Than Human Brains

The human brain is pretty big compared to the brains of most other mammals. For example, a mouse brain weighs about 400 milligrams, while a human brain weighs nearly 1.5 million milligrams! And so, you may assume that, in the fetal stage, human brains develop from more starting material compared to the brain of a […]

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


Y You will continue to see a faint glow of light -- even though nothing is there.


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

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