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Old dogs need to learn new tricks. Here’s why.
Neural stimulation through education can buy aging brains some time.
Learning a second language early might have ripple effects throughout your life
Research shows that adults who grow up bilingual hold onto certain cognitive skills.
Vampire bats know the true meaning of friendship—sharing slurps of blood
It takes work to become this bat’s BFF.
Kea parrots use statistics to get what they want
Polly wants a black token — and knows how to get it.
Indoor carbon dioxide can make us dumber, and that will get worse with climate change
It’s time to think of the gas itself as a pollutant.
This sleeping octopus twitches in technicolor—but is she dreaming?
Either way, we're dazzled by Heidi's display.
People with extreme political views have trouble thinking about their own thinking
Your super liberal and super conservative relatives might all have one thing in common.
Meet the folks designing the future of mouse mazes
What makes a maze, anyway?
These techniques are proven to boost certain cognitive functions
Included: how memory athletes stuff their noggins with so much knowledge.
We shouldn’t disregard the ideas that come from teens’ developing brains
Teens may be works in progress, but they help society evolve.