Two (Often Overlooked) Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but don't know where to begin? If so, I have good news. A study published today offers two practical ways to improve quality of life.

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Contrary to popular belief, new research shows that the ability to interpret other people's emotions accurately requires more cerebral thinking and less intuition.

Why Do Run-Down Schools Trigger Lower Test Scores?

A new study from Cornell University identifies a chain reaction that occurs in run-down schools which results in lower test scores for students from all walks of life.

Epigenetic Mechanism in the Cerebellum Drives Motor Learning

New research pinpoints how we learn new motor skills such as riding a bicycle, playing the piano, driving a car, etc.

Harvard Study Pegs How Parental Substance Abuse Impacts Kids

A new Harvard study, published today, reports that 1 in 5 children grows up in a home with parental substance abuse. The study offers advice on how to break the cycle of addiction.

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research illuminates the impact a father's stress levels and mental health have on his children.

Study: Genes May Determine What Diet Works for You

Your genetic composition might determine what specific foods are healthiest for you to eat, according to groundbreaking research being presented at a conference in Orlando today.

Too Much Artificial Light Exposure Can Make You Sick

New research shows that the last century of artificial light pollution is an environmental hazard that is causing our circadian rhythms to go haywire.

Want to Build Strength and Gain Muscle? Lift Lighter Weights

If you want to gain physical strength and build muscle—lifting lighter weights can be just as effective as lifting heavy weights, according to a new study.

5 Ways Outdoor Learning Optimizes Children's Well-Being

New research has pinpointed five ways that outdoor learning benefits children's overall well-being.

Rageaholics Have Less Brain Connectivity Between Key Regions

People suffering from Intermittent Explosive Disorder (also known as "rageaholics") have atypical brain connectivity, according to a new study.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces Inflammation

There is growing evidence that stimulating the vagus nerve can improve well-being in many ways—including the reduction of chronic inflammation.

One Motivational Technique Really Works (And It's Easy!)

A massive new study has pinpointed the most effective motivational technique for improving performance—and it’s incredibly easy.

"Peripatetic Meetings" Promote Health and Creative Thinking

New research shows that holding a "peripatetic meeting" (in which you walk instead of sit) improves physical well-being and boosts creativity.

Superfluidity: The Science and Psychology of Optimizing Flow

Have you ever had a 'flow' experience that felt as if you were "standing outside yourself"? The science and psychology of 'superfluidity' help to explain the highest tier of flow.

A Bully's Brain Perceives Subordinating Others as a "Reward"

New research has pinpointed the neurobiological roots of bullying and offers clues on how to break the cycle of anger-fueled aggression.

Don't Panic! Stress Is Contagious

New research confirms that stress is contagious. How can you become immune to other people's anxiety? Your vagus nerve may be the antidote for catching the anxiety bug.

Physical Activity Boosts Brain Power and Cerebral Capacity

A team of worldwide experts published a "Consensus Statement" today agreeing that physical activity boosts brain power and cerebral functions.

Want to Reduce Your Risk of Depression Naturally? Try This.

New research has pinpointed an easy 30-minute remedy that can reduce your risk of depression and hypertension.

Aerobic Activity Stimulates Neurogenesis (Birth of Neurons)

A study published today presents breathtaking images—and more proof—that aerobic exercise stimulates neurogenesis (birth of neurons) and improves memory function.

Superfluidity: Fluid Intelligence Goes Beyond Brain Size

New research debunks the idea that brain size alone dictates fluid intelligence.

The Neuroscience of Empathizing With Another Person's Pain

Neuroscientists have identified the brain mechanisms that make it possible for someone to feel empathy—or a lack thereof—for another person's pain.

Enhanced Cerebellum Connectivity Boosts Creative Capacity

A new study from Stanford University suggests that the "right brain" is not the seat of creativity.

15 Minutes of Daily Walking Could Save Your Life

If you don’t have time for long workouts—or hate breaking a sweat—I have good news. Just 15 minutes of walking a day is associated with life-saving health benefits.

How Much Sleep Is Required for Optimal Health? Age Matters.

For the first time, sleep experts have reached a consensus on how much sleep is required to optimize psychological and physical well-being at various stages of the human lifespan.

The Neuroscience of Planning and Navigating Your Daily Life

Stanford researchers have identified how the human brain navigates daily life.

Neuroscientists Pinpoint How We Visualize Words When Reading

Neuroscientists have discovered that different brain regions process how we read words. One brain area only sees words as pictures—another brain area sounds out words phonetically.

What Is Wisdom? "Wise Reasoning" Has Three Specific Facets

Two recent studies on wisdom help to pinpoint various factors that have historically made legends—such as Muhammad Ali—seem wise to people of all generations.

This Is Why Aerobic Exercise Is 'Miracle-Gro' for Your Brain

New research pinpoints why aerobic exercise has the power to make your brain bigger, smarter, and happier.

Living in the Limelight and the Underbelly of Superfluidity

What can we learn from Prince's tragic death? This blog post offers some insights based on the latest neuroscience of opioid addiction and the common pitfalls of fame and fortune.

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