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23

Sep

Why your cat goes crazy for catnipHere’s what’s going on inside your cat’s brain when he gets a whiff of this common plant.

Why your cat goes crazy for catnip
Here’s what’s going on inside your cat’s brain when he gets a whiff of this common plant.

Do you have a bi-literate brain?Your brain retains information differently depending on whether you read on paper or an e-reader.

Do you have a bi-literate brain?
Your brain retains information differently depending on whether you read on paper or an e-reader.

Who you’re attracted to has to do with brain chemistryA study shows that personality, which may be affected by brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, plays a role in initial love and attraction.

Who you’re attracted to has to do with brain chemistry
A study shows that personality, which may be affected by brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, plays a role in initial love and attraction.

5 mind-bending facts about dreamsAs scientists become increasingly able to probe deeper into our minds, they are beginning to shine some light on the mysteries of what happens when we sleep.

5 mind-bending facts about dreams
As scientists become increasingly able to probe deeper into our minds, they are beginning to shine some light on the mysteries of what happens when we sleep.

15

Sep

Why do these still images appear to move?
Artists can create optical illusions that trick us into thinking static images are moving, but scientists aren’t entirely sure why our brains perceive such motion.

13

Sep

Tired? Take a coffee napStudies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

Tired? Take a coffee nap
Studies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

12

Sep

Woman’s missing cerebellum went unnoticed for 24 yearsThe woman’s strange condition was discovered when she went to doctors because of a long bout of nausea and vomiting. She said she’s experienced dizziness her entire life.

Woman’s missing cerebellum went unnoticed for 24 years
The woman’s strange condition was discovered when she went to doctors because of a long bout of nausea and vomiting. She said she’s experienced dizziness her entire life.

03

Sep

Tired? Take a coffee napStudies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

Tired? Take a coffee nap
Studies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

21

Aug

How the human brain gets its wrinklesScientists may have determined what causes our brain to look like an big raisin, but they remain unsure about what causes the deep groove that separates the two hemispheres.

How the human brain gets its wrinkles
Scientists may have determined what causes our brain to look like an big raisin, but they remain unsure about what causes the deep groove that separates the two hemispheres.

30

Jul

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.’