The Human Brain

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

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… >>

How the Brain Works With Google, GPS, and Other Technologies
How the Brain Works With Google, GPS, and Other Technologies

See how five technologies scramble your brain: GPS turns you into a terrible driver, Google mucks… >>

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… >>