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Christopher Bergland is a retired ultra-endurance athlete turned science writer, public health advocate, and promoter of cerebellum ("little brain") optimization.
Running and dreaming work in similar ways to optimize how the left and right cerebral hemispheres communicate with each other.
Just a few years ago, nobody knew how the cerebellum influenced sociability. A new study unearths how the strength of dopamine signals in the cerebellum regulates social behavior.
New research explains why getting into the groove of a song boosts brainpower during cardio workouts or when someone is sitting in a chair and wants to move their body to the beat.
New research sheds light on why being surprised by an unexpected event helps the brain learn from its mistakes.
Doing an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program has lots of benefits, but it may not change your brain in ways you've been told.
New research sheds light on how too much exercise overstimulates the nervous system and inhibits the vagus nerve's ability to counteract fight-or-flight stress responses.