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In the battle for the crown, Indian jumping ants shrink and regrow their brains
These insects can go through intense but reversible bodily changes.
You get brainwashed whenever you go to sleep (and that’s a good thing)
Your noggin is like a soapy loofah—and other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Do binaural beats benefit your brain?
Your mind’s playing tricks on you—and that’s the whole point.
Hidden hearing loss is hitting people of all ages. Neuroscientists are still debating why.
Those affected can hear all right, but when it’s noisy, they can’t understand.
Cuttlefish perceive depth—and they wore 3D glasses to prove it
Their eyes aren’t all that different from ours, even though they are more closely related to a clam.
Your stretching intestine is what tells your brain to stop eating
Step aside, stomachs.
People who hear voices in their head can also pick up on hidden speech
The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world
An extra dose of this longevity hormone helped make mice smarter
Protein associated with longer life helps turn Pinky into the Brain.
Why the latest study on football players’ brains is so important
Researchers found evidence of CTE in 99 percent of the deceased former NFL players they studied.
Brain training apps don’t seem to do much of anything
But figuring out whether or not they work is almost as tough as creating them.