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Old dogs need to learn new tricks. Here’s why.
Neural stimulation through education can buy aging brains some time.
Fireworks scare us—that’s why we love them
Our brains enjoy fear, but only in small, controlled doses.
Heavy media multitasking might make you more forgetful
We still don’t completely understand how media affects our brains.
A common genetic cause of ALS leads to toxic protein build-up, but we may now have a way of stopping it
One piece of the puzzle that is Lou Gehrig's disease.
Brain interfaces aren’t nearly as easy as Elon Musk makes them seem
We don’t know enough about the brain for you to control your smartphone with yours.
Neuroscientists just brought pig brain cells back to life, changing our view of death
The new technology might also help researchers better treat brain injuries.
Space changes your brain in bigger ways than we thought
We've only scratched the surface.
Too impatient to meditate? A mild shock to the scalp could help.
The benefits of being mindful take time, but there might be a way to speed them up.
Lack of sleep looks the same as severe anxiety in the brain
Chronic sleep deprivation could make some people more likely to develop an anxiety disorder.
Why do we think tiny things are cute?
There are a few reasons, but we're hard-wired to find small things adorable.