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Fish brains provide insight on how humans store memories
New results change up the thinking on neurons and synapses a little.
How to trick your brain into keeping a New Year’s resolution
Apply the power of habit to your annual goals.
Here’s why your brain won’t let you remember new passwords
Multiple experiments in a new study indicate certain kinds of information never enter working memory.
The extreme consequences of stuffing yourselves during the holidays
The biology of having just one more slice of pie.
Neuroscientists are mapping all 100 billion cells in the human brain
It's kind of like combining millions of Google Street View images to build a view of an entire city.
Why do we keep falling for jump scares?
The making—and breaking—of the cheap thrills.
How a personalized brain implant helped one woman’s extreme depression
An implant that zaps the brain may be a more prominent neuropsychiatric treatment in the future.
How are rainbows formed? With simple atmospheric science.
These optical illusions require a mix of the right weather, eye direction, and luck.
5 reasons you can’t sleep
We face many obstacles in our search for shut-eye, from bad beds to faulty genes. Fortunately, wrapping our heads around what keeps us awake can help us catch those z’s.
We have now seen our sense of smell in action
Our scientific understanding of how smell works is fairly limited.