The Human Brain

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

6 Ways Exercise Makes Your Brain Better
6 Ways Exercise Makes Your Brain Better

Movement is medicine for the mind: Here’s how your mental muscle benefits every time you get… >>

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… >>

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… >>