The Human Brain

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

3 Everyday Things That Drain Your Brain
3 Everyday Things That Drain Your Brain

You probably don't notice, but these mundane experiences can throw your mental muscles for a loop. >>

How to Trick Your Mind Into Spending Less
How to Trick Your Mind Into Spending Less

The mind works in mysterious (and expensive) ways, but you can outsmart it with these money saving… >>

Check Your Brain: What's Normal, What's Not?
Check Your Brain: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

Here's how to tell if your healthy brain's forgetfulness is fine ... or kind of funny. >>

6 Brainy Habits of the Wisest People
6 Brainy Habits of the Wisest People

Intelligence may be somewhat innate, but wisdom can most certainly be learned. Here’s how to wise… >>

Protect Yourself from Alzheimer's Disease
Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s Disease

Worried about Alzheimer's disease? Here, four simple steps that may help stave off dementia and… >>

99 Ways to Tell a Story
99 Ways to Tell a Story

Aside from my job at Reader's Digest, I'm taking a class in Narrative Theory and Screenwriting. One… >>

Memorable Pets for Alzheimer's Patients
Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart… >>

Deadly Mind Tricks
Deadly Mind Tricks

Solid intuition or not, sometimes our gut instincts lead us to fatal errors. Learn about the brain… >>

In Zoo News: Chimp Thinks Like Human
In Zoo News: Chimp Thinks Like Human

Santino, a feisty male chimpanzee at the Furuvik Zoo in Sweden, is known for throwing rocks at… >>

The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)
The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)

Surprise: Certain disorders, and milder so-called subclinical symptoms, are often linked to… >>

The Introvert's Power
The Introvert’s Power

They probably wouldn't like to hear it, but introverts are having a moment in the spotlight as new… >>

7 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep Your Brain Young
7 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep Your Brain Young

Make your brain better, faster, and smarter with these easy tips. >>

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Brain
Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Brain

Want to enjoy lifelong brain health? The following behaviors are pulled from existing research on… >>

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. >>

20 Memory Tricks You'll Never Forget
20 Memory Tricks You’ll Never Forget

How to retrain your brain. >>