The Human Brain

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

8 of the Most Extreme Facts About the Human Body, From the World's Smartest IQ to its Tallest Man
8 of the Most Extreme Facts About the Human Body, From the World’s Smartest IQ to its Tallest Man

Humans may be programmed to grow stronger, faster, and smarter, still science shows our potential… >>

New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed
New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed

A new survey from Reader’s Digest and the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that many Americans… >>

5 Stunning Medical Miracles That Doctors Can't Explain
5 Stunning Medical Miracles That Doctors Can’t Explain

Most people don’t survive a dying heart or a brain-eating amoeba. 
These five patients were… >>

Grammar Rules: How to Sound Smarter
Grammar Rules: How to Sound Smarter

Think you know how to talk real good? Test yourself: These grammar rules will surprise even the… >>

3 Ways to Eat, Sleep, and Gargle Your Way to a Better Brain
3 Ways to Eat, Sleep, and Gargle Your Way to a Better Brain

Stay sharp with these simple, scientifically proven techniques. >>

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food
8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Hate Junk Food

If unhealthy, processed food, is sabotaging your weight loss efforts, outsmart junk food cravings… >>

The Best Brain Food You Should Be Eating
The Best Brain Food You Should Be Eating

Eat these foods to protect brain cells, improve your memory, and even reduce your odds of… >>

Malcolm Gladwell on the Late Bloomer Phenomenon
Malcolm Gladwell on the Late Bloomer Phenomenon

If you haven't discovered your exceptional gift yet, you're in good company. Mark Twain, Alfred… >>

5 Powerful Ways to Use Body Language at Work
5 Powerful Ways to Use Body Language at Work

Increase your stock at the office with these body language tricks. >>

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… >>

The Science Behind a New-Car Smell and 4 Other Powerful Odors
The Science Behind a New-Car Smell and 4 Other Powerful Odors

Sure, your nose knows, but shouldn't your brain be informed, too? >>

9 Sneaky Menu Tricks That Influence Your Order
9 Sneaky Menu Tricks That Influence Your Order

Move aside, appetite. Studies show that what you order, and how much of it you eat, has very little… >>

Why Are Starbucks' Tables Round?
Why Are Starbucks’ Tables Round?

Plus, more ways furniture and your environment can be engineered to mess with your mind. >>

7 Dumb Things We Do And 8 Tricks To Keep Errors at Bay
7 Dumb Things We Do And 8 Tricks To Keep Errors at Bay

Use these tips to learn from your mistakes. >>

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… >>

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… >>

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. >>

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… >>