The Human Brain

Fascinating facts, studies, and science explaining why the human brain behaves as it does.

6 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Sense of Humor
6 Simple Ways to Enhance Your Sense of Humor

Having a good sense of humor reduces stress, helps you cope with pain, creates empathy in social… >>

6 Compelling Benefits of Meditation, According to Science
6 Compelling Benefits of Meditation, According to Science

Don’t dismiss this practice as hippie hogwash until you consider these medical reasons for giving… >>

8 Mini Meditations to Banish Stress From Your Brain
8 Mini Meditations to Banish Stress From Your Brain

When stressful thoughts or feelings strike, these tricks from the book The End of Stress can… >>

Faces of America: Genius Edition
Faces of America: Genius Edition

Photographer Glenn Glasser met everyday Einsteins at the World Science Festival. >>

Who Knew: 8 Healthy Habits That Boost Your Brain
Who Knew: 8 Healthy Habits That Boost Your Brain

How the healthy choices you're already making can prevent dementia and keep your brain sharp. >>

Benefits of Vitamin E: Which Apply to You?
Benefits of Vitamin E: Which Apply to You?

Vitamin E is good for your hair and skin, but what about for your body? We answer 4 common… >>

The Beautiful Life of Your Brain
The Beautiful Life of Your Brain

A look at the neuroscience of our most human traits—love, anger, compassion—and how to harness… >>

8 Hidden Signs You Might Be Depressed
8 Hidden Signs You Might Be Depressed

Depression, especially milder cases, doesn’t always involve crying or feeling obviously unhappy… >>

Studies Show These 8 Smells Make People Happy
Studies Show These 8 Smells Make People Happy

The key to happiness might be right under your nose. >>

These 11 Little Habits Are Blocking Your Creativity
These 11 Little Habits Are Blocking Your Creativity

Experts say everyone has the capacity to be creative, but many of our daily thoughts and actions… >>