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Vagus nerve stimulation may enhance the brain's ability to rewire itself.
New research pinpoints how severe childhood abuse may alter the structure and functional connectivity of the human brain.
New brain imaging pinpoints the neural correlates of gratitude and reciprocity.
New research helps to explain why dancing is so good for your brain.
Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have pinpointed how and why practice makes perfect.
New research suggests that staying fit mean fewer "tip-of-the-tongue states," during which you are temporarily unable to recall something you know that you know.
New research suggests that early Homo sapiens may have outlasted Neanderthals, because our ancestors had more brain volume in the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain").
Homo sapiens have more robust fight-or-flight responses than most other non-human primates, according to a new study on the regulation of sympathetic nervous system activity.
A pioneering new study has identified a link between faster running and better learning.
For the first time, researchers have identified that healthy older adults can produce as many new brain cells as younger counterparts.
A growing body of evidence reaffirms the power of music and rhythm to bring people together on a neurophysiological level across the human lifespan.
A new, state-of-the-art fMRI neuroimaging study reports that a mother's stress levels during pregnancy are reflected in the functional connectivity of her unborn child's brain.
Everybody knows that taking a deep breath is calming. But, how does diaphragmatic breathing slow down your nervous system? The answer lies in a vagus nerve substance "vagusstoff."
A state-of-the-art neuroimaging study on LSD reaffirms William Blake's famous observation, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is, infinite."
The results of a 44-year-long study show a link between cardiovascular fitness levels at middle age and the odds of developing dementia later in life.
Would you like to stay forever young? A new study reports that a lifetime of regular exercise slows physiological signs of aging and keeps the immune system "youthful."
Using singular pronouns such as "I," "me," and "my" is called "I-talk." Research suggests frequent I-talk is not a marker for narcissism, but does signal proneness to distress.
Since Hope Hicks resigned as White House communications director, "white lies" is a trending buzzword. Here, a former Merriam-Webster lexicographer defines the term.
New research suggests that self-compassion can minimize the psychological toll of maladaptive perfectionism.
A Harvard Medical School research team has unearthed fresh clues linking autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum.
The human brain can relocate language functions from "left brain" to "right brain" if necessary.
Aerobic fitness is linked to more robust white matter connectivity between various brain regions and better cognitive function, according to a growing body of evidence.
New research identifies a link between cortical thickness and impulsive decision-making during adolescence.
Throwing spears, making representational art, and having globe-shaped brains may have helped Homo sapiens become smarter than Neanderthals, according to new research.
Groundbreaking new research has unearthed surprising evolutionary changes that gave our modern, present-day brain its globular shape.
For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a specific molecule that influences brain cell "winners" and "losers."
New research sheds light on how the human brain learns automatized skills like riding a bicycle, playing a musical instrument, or learning to type without looking at the keyboard.
Language acquisition relies on general-purpose brain circuits that are evolutionarily ancient and predate Homo sapiens, according to a new paper by an international research team.
Dance songs have a universal ability to bring people from different cultural backgrounds together and to create social closeness, according to a growing body of evidence.
Connectivity between various brain regions via white matter organization is key to fluid intelligence and proactive cognitive control, according to a new international study.
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