The Human Brain

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

7 of the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer’s
7 of the Earliest Signs of Alzheimer’s

If you or a loved one experiences these subtle but possibly serious symptoms of memory loss… >>

5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know Were Contagious
5 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know Were Contagious

Germs aren't the only things you have to worry about "catching." Emotions are also infectious… >>

How Corporate America Is Selling to Your Senses
How Corporate America Is Selling to Your Senses

One expert explains how companies want you to see, smell, touch, and buy. >>

When Brain Injury Leads to Brilliance
When Brain Injury Leads to Brilliance

Meet five people—savants, some call them—whose lives changed irrevocably after brain damage. >>

Why Freaky Thinkers Finish First: Stephen Dubner Explains
Why Freaky Thinkers Finish First: Stephen Dubner Explains

To find the best solution hiding in plain sight, try Freakonomics coauthor Stephen Dubner’s method >>

7 Things You Do That Only Make the Pain Worse
7 Things You Do That Only Make the Pain Worse

Your thoughts and attitude toward your pain play a bigger role than you think in your pain… >>

9 Incredible Health Benefits of Music
9 Incredible Health Benefits of Music

The right notes can dampen appetite, relax blood vessels, and improve brain focus. >>

7 Things You Do That Actually Work Against You
7 Things You Do That Actually Work Against You

When seemingly logical behavior tends to backfire, doing more harm than good. >>

5 Power Words to Instantly Get What You Want
5 Power Words to Instantly Get What You Want

Trying to persuade a boss, a client, or even a family member to take your advice? These five words… >>

14 Weird Brain Exercises That Help You Get Smarter
14 Weird Brain Exercises That Help You Get Smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises… >>