The Human Brain

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

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… >>

How Unhealthy Is Binge Watching? Press Pause, and Read On
How Unhealthy Is Binge Watching? Press Pause, and Read On

Binge-watching might be worse for you than you think, according to the latest research, but here's… >>

Could You Be a Genius? This Mensa Quiz Will Tell You
Could You Be a Genius? This Mensa Quiz Will Tell You

Here's a fun way to put your IQ through its paces. Try these sample questions! >>

6 Weird Effects Fast Food Has on Your Brain
6 Weird Effects Fast Food Has on Your Brain

You probably know it can blow up your waistline, but fast food may also have a surprising impact on… >>

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… >>