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Baby talk isn’t just cute—it’s critical for kids’ vocabularies
You know how your voice automatically jumps an octave when you’re around a baby? There’s a reason for that.
11 views of the microscopic world in brilliant detail
Our favorites from the 2021 Nikon's Small World awards.
Swimming is the ultimate brain exercise. Here’s why.
It may be the closest thing humans have to a fountain of youth.
Do binaural beats benefit your brain?
Your mind’s playing tricks on you—and that’s the whole point.
Fidgeting can relax your body and brain—if you do it right
The relationship between fidgeting and attention is complicated, but you can make the most of it with some strategies.
Fireworks scare us—that’s why we love them
Our brains enjoy fear, but only in small, controlled doses.
Why some people hear colors and taste words
Sometimes the brain gets its wires crossed.
Here’s what forgetting simple words says about your brain
‘Tip-of the tongue syndrome’ doesn’t necessarily reflect an aging memory.
How your brain conjures dreams
This illustration shows some of what we know about this enigmatic process.
How the objects we hold become extensions of our bodies
Use a smart phone enough and your brain will imagine it as part of you.