What are dreams really made of? Are humans the smartest animal? What causes schizophrenia? Travel inside the mind and find out how the human brain works.
Research suggests the human brain is wired to distinguish the rhyme and rhythm of verse from ordinary prose, and to react to literary contemplation.
Need a neural workout? Satnav devices may be convenient, but they could diminish our abilities for spatial reasoning.
Traumatic head injuries can be dangerous for teenagers in the long term, but one group of teenage athletes is getting more than its fair share.
Empathy is an important emotion that enables healthy relationships and fosters the development of a safe, secure world. But what happens when someone has too little — or too much?
Turns out people are pretty good at matching names to faces, a new study shows.
Would you seek out or avoid a soothsayer who could legitimately predict your fate?
New research shows that for people with misophonia, or an aversion to specific sounds, the brain is overactive in key areas.
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?
Can having a baby change your brain? Science says "yes" — and the changes stick around for years more than previously thought.
Study makes it harder for women to claim a biological upper hand in recognizing faces overall.
Is handwriting analysis bogus hocus-pocus or a peek into people’s personalities? A new study sheds some light on the practice.
Brain banks researching how trauma affects the human brain have a problem on their hands: not enough female brains to study.
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.
Depends on whether it needs to be quick or good.
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.
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.
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.
Wouldn't keeping quiet help us get away from whatever's scaring us? What's the science behind the weird face and raw shout?
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.
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.
The recent unsettling spate of clowns disturbing America isn't the first time freaky greasepaint bozos weirded people out.
It happens to politicians, beauty queens and regular folks. Brain farts, that is. But, why?
The more minds the better? Not necessarily, especially when it comes to dredging up memories.
A study looks at the benefits of nonconformity and of standing up for your own beliefs in the face of group opposition.
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.
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