The Human Brain

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

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. >>