The Human Brain

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

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… >>

7 Ways to Trick Your Taste Buds Into Eating Healthier
7 Ways to Trick Your Taste Buds Into Eating Healthier

The best weight-loss move you haven’t tried? Training your palate to crave less sugar and salt… >>

Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy
Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy

A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease, slash stress levels, encourage… >>

How Nostalgic, Happy Thoughts Make You Healthier
How Nostalgic, Happy Thoughts Make You Healthier

Boost your mood, ward off loneliness, and strengthen family bonds—all by thinking about your… >>

Why We Copy People Around Us Without Even Realizing It
Why We Copy People Around Us Without Even Realizing It

Synchronizing isn't just for swimmers and ice skaters; you might be mimicking others without even… >>

5 Weird Negative Effects of Social Media on Your Brain
5 Weird Negative Effects of Social Media on Your Brain

According to new research, your social networking habits might be affecting your brain more than… >>

Here's a Smart Test—and a Devilish Quiz
Here’s a Smart Test—and a Devilish Quiz

Reader's Digest first ran these deceptively easy questions in 1970. 
Not one person in a hundred… >>

How to Remember Names
How to Remember Names

Recent studies shed light on why memory blips happen when you are trying to remember someone's… >>

Which Brain Exercises Improve Memory Best?
Which Brain Exercises Improve Memory Best?

The exercises you do to keep your mind sharp may not be enough to improve memory over time, but new… >>

7 Mind Tricks You Didn't Know You Fell For
7 Mind Tricks You Didn’t Know You Fell For

Your thoughts and behavior are surprisingly affected by seemingly unconnected ways because of the… >>