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New research sheds light on how dogmatism can make people less likely to seek additional, fact-based information in the face of uncertainty.
Although every form of hostility can have detrimental consequences, new research suggests that "cynical hostility" strains the cardiovascular system.
New research sheds light on surprising ways norepinephrine (also called noradrenaline) is key to letting go of expectations and adapting to uncertainty.
New research advances our understanding of when mindfulness is (and isn't) an effective coping strategy.
Maintaining physical fitness via cardio workouts and lifting weights may significantly lower the odds of experiencing depression, anxiety, and other disorders.
A state-of-the-art machine-based learning algorithm can isolate and decode how unique brain signals drive specific behaviors.
A growing body of evidence suggests that "thinking aloud" can boost mental focus and concentration.
A new study sheds light on how the brain stays focused and impedes impulsive behavior. This research has implications for treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
New EEG-based research identifies cortical patterns associated with the phenomenon of experiencing pleasurable musical chills while listening to self-selected "favorite songs."
A new "psychological ownership" framework may help explain why buying and owning vinyl records feels different than listening to streaming playlists.
New research illustrates the brain's phenomenal ability to rewire itself during infancy and childhood.
Age-related changes in the basal ganglia related to dopamine signaling may help explain why older adults often lose their gusto.
New research suggests that cardio workouts and strength training boost immune system responses via exercise-induced changes in CD8+ T cells.
New research identifies how threat-related activation of the sgACC increases neural activity within the amygdala while reducing activity in parts of the prefrontal cortex.
Staying passionate and resilient across one's lifespan requires a positive mindset, a new study reports.
A new seven-item scale that measures people's wisdom suggests that spirituality (which does not require religiosity) may promote better mental health.
Two new studies shed light on how a gut hormone called ghrelin communicates with the brain via the vagus nerve in ways that can improve or impair how the "memory hub" functions.
New research suggests that seeking a runner's high may enhance how the "little brain" learns.
Accumulating evidence suggests that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and HIIT workouts combined with strength training, have the power to enhance fluid intelligence.
New research suggests that sitting still may optimize one's ability to harness crystallized knowledge, whereas cardio workouts appear to boost one's fluid thinking abilities.
A new brain imaging technique enables neuroscientists to track neural circuit activity from inside the brain at any depth and in real-time.
New research suggests that incorporating two high-intensity interval training sessions into your weekly exercise regimen may have life-extending benefits.
Childhood musical training may improve brain mechanisms associated with cognitive flexibility, a new fMRI study suggests.
New research identifies how targeted stimulation of different fibers within the vagus nerve elicits different responses.
After decades of speculation, neuroscientists move one step closer to understanding how the brain encodes and retrieves memories.
Growing evidence suggests that daily spiritual experiences such as "awe," "oneness," or "sacred moments" increase psychological well-being, reduce stress, and promote flourishing.
Writing by hand primes the brain for learning and remembering things better, a new EEG-based study reports.
Giving others the benefit of the doubt by not assuming they have hostile intent can minimize the risk of anger and aggression, a new study reports.
High levels of neuroticism may reduce cognitive resilience and make older adults more vulnerable to the affects of age-related brain pathology, a new study reports.
New research illustrates what causes the brain to shrink and lose its functional connectivity.
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