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Turns out people are pretty good at matching names to faces, a new study shows.
By Shelley Danzy Mar 7, 2017
Would you seek out or avoid a soothsayer who could legitimately predict your fate?
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 24, 2017
New research shows that for people with misophonia, or an aversion to specific sounds, the brain is overactive in key areas.
By Shelley Danzy Feb 16, 2017
Actually it doesn't. You may think you're skilled at "multitasking" but chances are you aren't working on two things at exactly the same time. What's really going on and why is multitasking not a good idea?
By Alia Hoyt
Can having a baby change your brain? Science says "yes" — and the changes stick around for years more than previously thought.
By Laurie L. Dove Jan 5, 2017
Study makes it harder for women to claim a biological upper hand in recognizing faces overall.
By Michelle Adelman Dec 22, 2016
Is handwriting analysis bogus hocus-pocus or a peek into people’s personalities? A new study sheds some light on the practice.
By Karen Kirkpatrick Dec 6, 2016
Brain banks researching how trauma affects the human brain have a problem on their hands: not enough female brains to study.
By Kate Kershner Dec 5, 2016
A new study examines how cultivating a sense of thankfulness is not just good for an individual's health, but for the health of communities, too.
By Laurie L. Dove Nov 23, 2016
Depends on whether it needs to be quick or good.
By Michelle Adelman Nov 16, 2016
Robert Lamb explores the mental healing power of ambient music and provides you with ambient music recommendations to help you through this, or any, troubled time.
By Robert Lamb Nov 16, 2016
There are a lot of ways mental real estate can be allocated. Neanderthals evolved their big brains in a different way than we did — and you see where that got them.
By Jesslyn Shields Nov 15, 2016
Time with animals can improve our mental and physical health, but a study find that even simply looking at pictures of cute animals can help you concentrate.
By Christopher Hassiotis Nov 11, 2016
Wouldn't keeping quiet help us get away from whatever's scaring us? What's the science behind the weird face and raw shout?
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 26, 2016
They're called open-label placebos, and they may be able to help with conditions that the brain controls, like pain, hunger, fatigue or even depression.
By John Donovan Oct 20, 2016
What's the science behind fainting at the sight of blood? This BrainStuff video takes a look at the brain's internal toggle switch making some people hit the floor.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 20, 2016
The recent unsettling spate of clowns disturbing America isn't the first time freaky greasepaint bozos weirded people out.
By Laurie L. Dove Oct 7, 2016
It happens to politicians, beauty queens and regular folks. Brain farts, that is. But, why?
By John Donovan Oct 6, 2016
A new study looks at the benefits of non-conformity and of standing up for your own beliefs in the face of group opposition.
By Jesslyn Shields Sep 27, 2016
The more minds the better? Not necessarily, especially when it comes to dredging up memories.
By John Donovan Sep 22, 2016
It's part creepy and part awesome: In a recent experiment, scientists changed how subjects felt about other people's faces without the subjects being aware of it.
By John Donovan Sep 13, 2016
Yuo cna raed thsi rgiht? Probably, but that doesn't mean a popular internet meme on the topic is totally accurate.
By Laurie L. Dove Sep 4, 2016
In the future, we may have the technology to make people more moral. Which could be great— or terrible.
By Lauren Vogelbaum Sep 1, 2016
This was not what researchers were expecting.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 9, 2016
New book says mental exhaustion has been with us since antiquity.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jul 19, 2016
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