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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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Today, neuroimaging studies are shedding light on the brain differences between trans- and cis-gender individuals.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Scientists are harnessing the brain's own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Can we use the brain’s natural marijuana-like compounds to alleviate PTSD, chronic pain, and other debilitating disorders?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What's going on in the boozy brain?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min
Pulling all-nighters to binge watch your favorite movie can lead to some major problems in your brain.
  • Brain Connection
True or False: Fructose, a sugar used in many processed foods, may fail to fill us up and can even make us hungrier.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
How does your brain absorb the nutrients from your food?
  • University of Washington
Break out your leg warmers and headbands — aerobic exercise can improve learning and memory and may boost academic achievement.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Two-thirds of the population believes a myth that has been propagated for over a century: that we use only 10 percent of our brains. Hardly!
  • TED
  • 5 min
You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant when a waiter walks by with a hot plate of your favorite food, and your mouth starts to water. But why?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
A roundtable of scientists discuss ongoing research on the effects and potential applications of marijuana for adolescents in the United States.
  • Science Friday
  • 29 min
New research reported in the journal Psychological Medicine, concludes that continued use of cannabis causes violent behavior as a direct result of changes in brain function that are caused by smoking marijuana over many years.

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