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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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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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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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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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What does yummy taste like?
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Sleep is vital for keeping your brain functioning and your mental health sound.
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  • 2 min
Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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The simple act of sitting quietly and focusing on your breath may change your brain — and improve your mental health.
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  • 3 min

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.