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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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Regularly consuming fatty foods sets off a chain of events in the body that increase the risk of stroke.
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Diet, exercise, and mental stimulation can keep our brains healthy as we age.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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Our culture affects what we eat, what we wear, and what language we speak. However, where we grow up in the world may also affect certain aspects of how our brains work.
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Scientists are trying to figure out why so many of us want to pinch babies’ chubby cheeks and squeeze adorable puppies.
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Sleep deprivation puts the brain on high alert, unable to discern a well-natured grin from a threatening scowl.
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An icy-cool summer delight like ice cream can quickly turn into pure pain, thanks to brain freeze. But why does this happen?
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From pregnancy to parenthood, child-rearing shapes the brain.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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Brain training might help you stay sharp as you get older — but it won’t make you a genius.
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Encourage students to be more active, not only for their physical health, but for their brain health as well!
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