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Brain Study

There's A Scientific Reason Rainbow-Colored Food Is So Tasty

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.25.2016 | Taste

From rainbow Skittles to cake, coffee, matzo, bagels and grilled cheese sandwiches (oh my!), the multi-colored food craze has come quite a way from it...

This Is What The Holiday Season Does To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.25.2015 | Science

It turns out that there's a whole network in our brains devoted to the Christmas spirit. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark acciden...

'The Road To Genocide Can Be Paved With Mirror Neurons'

Pacific Standard | Noah Berlatsky | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

“We are good,” Donald Pfaff declares early on in The Altruistic Brain. By this he means that all humans are innately moral, not in a philosophical...

Your Brain Is Built For Kindness

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 12.04.2014 | World

Let's take a few minutes this dreary winter Wednesday to remind ourselves that people aren't always the worst. In a neat little animated video publish...

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Having A Brilliant Idea

Fast Company | Vivian Giang | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to c...

The Brain Makes Its Own Ghosts

The Atlantic | Julie Beck | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

When I was little, whenever I climbed a flight of stairs in the dark, the climbing quickly turned to running. About halfway up the steps, every time, ...

Why Do Studies of Meditation and the Brain Matter?

Catherine Kerr | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Kerr

Is the general public overvaluing and misunderstanding the significance of scientific studies of meditation and the brain?

How Your Brain Actually Makes Decisions While You Sleep

The Washington Post | Thomas Andrillon & Sid Kouider | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

The idea that during sleep our minds shut down from the outside world is ancient and one that is still deeply anchored in our view of sleep today, des...

'Very Cool' Study Offers New Hope For People With Memory Problems

| Emily Underwood | Posted 09.01.2014 | Science

Our memories are annoyingly glitchy. Names, dates, birthdays, and the locations of car keys fall through the cracks, losses that accelerate at an alar...

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier? Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomen...

Why Our Memories Are Often Tied To A Place

The Atlantic | Robinson Meyer | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” Psychologists...

Secrets From The Brains Of 13 Creative Geniuses

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

In 1963, Nancy Andreasen was the first female tenure-tracked English professor at the University of Iowa. Soon after, her first book about the poet Jo...

What a Fascinating Global Brain Study Reveals

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 01.21.2014 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

My MBA mate, Leonard Sommer from the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, conducted a fascinating online research with his brother Gordon. More than ...

Of Mice and Memory: Reversing Memory Loss

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Researchers at Columbia University have demonstrated that common age-related memory loss is distinct from Alzheimer's disease. As importantly, you can reverse this loss. Well, if you're a mouse, you can.

What Women Are Better at Than Men, According to Brain Science

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Females are neurologically well-equipped to lead, manage and help us resolve the major problems of the world. By understanding and honoring the female brain, we can empower girls and women to use their brains to change the world.

Your Brain on Anger vs. Compassion

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Neuroscientists and brain researchers have done quite a lot of study with the brain and its effects on our behavior and our lives.

Brain's 'Reward Center' Also Responds To Bad Experiences

Psych Central | Traci Pedersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Traci Pedersen Psych Central Whether it's responding to a good experience or a bad one, the brain's reward center is the home of the "thrill" in t...