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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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Most people feel a little anxious when they go to the doctor. Some see their blood pressure spike. Andrew Sherwood explains why.
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After the torrential rains end, or the flood recedes, or the fire burns out, many people continue to feel the emotional wounds of a natural disaster.
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A team of scientists is seeking answers to a fundamental understanding of how and when neurons utilize the nutrients that give them energy.
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Pregnancy sculpts the brain in a way that may improve social cognition and caregiving.
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There’s no mistaking a broken heart for a broken bone — but our brains might look at both kinds of pain the same way.
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The holidays are an excuse to enjoy your favorite treats! But what happens to your brain when you over-indulge?
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This film investigates whether dogs love us by reviewing behavioural and neuroscientific evidence.
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  • 4 min
Today, neuroimaging studies are shedding light on the brain differences between trans- and cis-gender individuals.
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  • 4 min
Can we use the brain’s natural marijuana-like compounds to alleviate PTSD, chronic pain, and other debilitating disorders?
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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

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