It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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New animal research identifies a possible link between acute inflammation of the cerebellum and "depression-like" symptoms marked by a decrease in motivation and sociability.
A previously overlooked and under-researched region of the midbrain may be key to helping us pay attention.
Positive and adverse childhood experiences go hand in hand. Looking on the bright side boosts the former and reduces the toll of the latter.
There may be lifelong psychological and relationship-related benefits associated with seven specific "positive childhood experiences," according to a new first-of-its-kind study.
A mysterious vaping-related illness is making headlines may be linked to five recent deaths.
New research suggests that various factors influence how language is processed between brain hemispheres. As a jogger and blogger, I've learned that taking a jog helps my writing.
Left-handed people tend to have more coordination between left brain-right brain language regions, a new study reports.
The largest study of its kind to date finds no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy.
After a 10-year pursuit, scientists have identified a rare genetic mutation that allows some people to thrive on significantly less sleep than average without feeling rundown.
Viewing memories through a third-person "onlooker" lens could make traumatic autobiographical memories less emotionally intense, according to a new theory on viewpoint in memory.
Optimism is associated with living longer, according to a recently published, decades-long study.
A simple new blood test could revolutionize how doctors assess the severity of traumatic brain injury and determine if head trauma is concussive, subconcussive, or non-concussive.
A new 10-item mental toughness questionnaire might help people learn how to cope better with daily stress and bounce back from setbacks.
Very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routines are only a "disorder" if an extreme early bird feels the trait is undesirable.
New research identifies why some people are hardwired to thrive on a very-early-to-bed and very-early-to-rise daily routine.
If you're planning a digital detox vacation, new research offers fresh clues about three predictable emotional stages associated with digital-free travel.
Shifting attention away from the burning sensation in your muscles and focusing on the actual weight moving through space can make weightlifting seem easier, a new review suggests.
Negative memory storage in the hippocampus may be linked to depression. Inhibiting negative memories from "sticking" on a neural level could help treat depression in the future.
Contrary to popular belief, stress isn't always bad. New research suggests that adopting a "stress-is-enhancing" mindset can lower cortisol levels and reduce "threat" responses.
New research shows how chronic stress can trigger the death of adult brain cells and also suppresses the birth of new neurons in the hippocampus.
Men and women with better heart health in midlife tend to have better brain health and lower dementia risk later in life, according to a recently published 25-year study.
New research shows how the right side of the brain can "take over" language functions from the left side of the brain.
Frequent social contact in midlife may be associated with a decreased risk of dementia later in life, according to a recently published 28-year study.
Vagus nerve stimulation via the external ear boosts parasympathetic activity, reduces fight-or-flight stress responses, and may promote healthier aging, according to new research.
A four-year study has identified specific neurons in the brain's "reward center" that suppress dopamine and may be linked to giving up.
High-intensity interval training may be more effective than continuous aerobic exercise at increasing blood flow to the brain in older adults.
New state-of-the-art mapping of the human cerebellum illuminates previously unrecognized ways sub-regions of the "little brain" are involved in a wide range of different tasks.
A new meta-analysis provides some scientific reasons that help to explain why taking a warm bath or shower before bedtime can improve sleep quality.
New assessment techniques, combined with advanced technology, offer state-of-the-art ways to monitor and assess an athlete's risk of concussion.
A meta-analysis of U.S. public opinion polls shows that women today are seen as more "competent" than in 1946, but gender stereotypes relating to women's "agency" remain the same.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.