The Human Brain

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

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… >>

Experts Say These Magic Words Will Change Your Life
Experts Say These Magic Words Will Change Your Life

Small language tweaks may help you lose weight, beat stress, and strengthen your marriage. Use… >>

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… >>

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. >>

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… >>

How to Catch a Liar
How to Catch a Liar

Pamela Meyer, the nation's best-known expert on lying, explains how to sniff out the truth in a… >>

7 Free Brain Games You Haven't Tried Before
7 Free Brain Games You Haven’t Tried Before

Strengthen your gray matter with these challenges to memory, math skills, and more. >>

Why You Make Worse Decisions When You Want Something
Why You Make Worse Decisions When You Want Something

The ache of not having "enough" affects our intelligence and decision making. Here's how to fix it. >>

Remember Everything!  8 Apps that Banish Forgetfulness
Remember Everything! 8 Apps that Banish Forgetfulness

The one thing you never forget is your cell phone, right? Download these apps to help lighten your… >>

5 Free Personality Tests You Can Take in Minutes
5 Free Personality Tests You Can Take in Minutes

These quick online quizzes offer surprisingly accurate snapshots of your defining characteristics. >>

Top Psychology Tricks to Spend Less While Shopping
Top Psychology Tricks to Spend Less While Shopping

These science-backed secrets reveal why and how you spend, to help you become a more mindful… >>

The Psychology of a Silver Medal
The Psychology of a Silver Medal

Are athletes like McKayla Maroney, Galen Rupp, and Cullen Jones—who all recently won silver… >>