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16

Apr

Even casual marijuana use changes the brainA new study links marijuana use with abnormalities in two key regions in the brain, but scientists are unsure if these changes are ultimately harmful.

Even casual marijuana use changes the brain
A new study links marijuana use with abnormalities in two key regions in the brain, but scientists are unsure if these changes are ultimately harmful.

03

Apr

Young adults take note: Exercising now may improve brain function laterA new study shows that exercising in young adulthood may benefit verbal memory, psychomotor skills, and higher thinking skills 25 years down the road.

Young adults take note: Exercising now may improve brain function later
A new study shows that exercising in young adulthood may benefit verbal memory, psychomotor skills, and higher thinking skills 25 years down the road.

27

Mar

Brain changes in autism likely start in the wombNeurons appear to get shuffled in the frontal and temporal cortexes of the brain, heading to places they don’t belong.

Brain changes in autism likely start in the womb
Neurons appear to get shuffled in the frontal and temporal cortexes of the brain, heading to places they don’t belong.

25

Mar

How drinking water satisfies the brainNew research shows how the human brain reacts to drinking water in different scenarios.

How drinking water satisfies the brain
New research shows how the human brain reacts to drinking water in different scenarios.

01

Mar

How to waste time wellUnproductive time can actually be good for your brain — and your stress levels.

How to waste time well
Unproductive time can actually be good for your brain — and your stress levels.

27

Feb

Beautiful mouse brain map holds clues to neurological diseaseResearchers believe that their work can also assist the BRAIN Initiative launched by President Obama in 2013.

Beautiful mouse brain map holds clues to neurological disease
Researchers believe that their work can also assist the BRAIN Initiative launched by President Obama in 2013.

17

Feb

Your brain recognizes the difference between marriage and living togetherTo your brain, marriage becomes ‘a proxy for trust and reliability’ and this understanding helps to relieve stress.

Your brain recognizes the difference between marriage and living together
To your brain, marriage becomes ‘a proxy for trust and reliability’ and this understanding helps to relieve stress.

13

Feb

Beauty works like a drug on the brainSeeing people who look good can trigger pleasure centers of the brain.

Beauty works like a drug on the brain
Seeing people who look good can trigger pleasure centers of the brain.

06

Feb

Working out can lessen your stress and increase your happiness. It’s just a matter of brain chemistry.

28

Jan

Your brain has a biological response to a good bookNew research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

Your brain has a biological response to a good book
New research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’