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We all know music has the power to evoke positive emotions. Recent neuroscience research pinpoints the reason why songs you love make you feel good.
What is the link between spiritual experiences and peak performance? New research offers fascinating clues on how "mystical" experiences in one field of expertise are transferable.
New research has pinpointed why threatening voices take up so much brain space.
New research suggests that mental toughness is linked to some surprising positive outcomes associated with subclinical narcissism. Based on my experience as an athlete, I agree.
New research reveals three surprising ways that a dose of subclinical narcissism is linked to positive outcomes.
New research suggests that "active forgetting" helps the brain adapt to adversity and avoid becoming paralyzed by fear. How can we boost adaptive forgetting in day-to-day life?
New research on the science of teamwork suggests that the "hot hand phenomenon" of previous success increasing the odds of future success is not a fallacy.
Why are some of us more resilient than others? A new brain imaging study reports that robust functional connectivity of the central executive network is linked to more resilience.
New research suggests that low self-esteem may be a prime driver of self-harm among gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.
How does the brain predict the future and anticipate the precise timing of muscle movements? New research offers fresh clues.
For the first time, new research suggests that giving thanks and encouraging gratitude can reduce materialism and increase generosity.
Contrary to popular belief, having some narcissistic traits is associated with positive outcomes in life.
New research suggests that happy childhood memories are linked to healthier and happier adulthood.
We're all narcissistic to a degree. But two recent studies have identified previously unrecognized benefits associated with subclinical narcissism.
For the first time since 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released new science-based "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans."
After centuries of being overlooked, the "little brain" is taking center stage. What factors propelled the cerebellum into the spotlight?
Singing together can lower cortisol levels and reduce feelings of loneliness, new research shows.
Slowly practicing tongue twisters like, "The thesaurus has synonyms," can improve your enunciation.
A new study suggests that “clear speech” helps people remember what you say.
Just how scary is the latest R-rated "Halloween" movie? New state-of-the-art technology makes it possible to gauge a movie audiences' level of fear based on their pheromones.
Taking 1/10th the typical psychedelic dosage of psilocybin in a "microdose" of magic truffles may unlock creativity and facilitate mental flexibility, according to a new study.
For the first time, new research suggests that regular cannabis users who abstain from using marijuana for one month show specific cognitive improvements.
We know scent drives behavior in primal ways, but how do specific odors inspire the brain to take action? A new study offers fresh clues.
The cerebellum does much more than coordinate muscle movements. New research suggests the cerebellum and frontal cortex work in tandem to coordinate cerebral thinking and thoughts.
Aerobic exercise triggers changes in the small RNA of a father's sperm associated with healthier offspring, according to a new study on mice that could have human implications.
Before the 21st century, most experts thought the cerebellum wasn't involved in how we think. But new research shows a link between the cerebellum and multiple cognitive processes.
Aerobic exercise may help adults with clinical depression relieve symptoms, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials.
The ability to laugh at oneself is linked to happier romantic relationships and better sex life, according to new research.
Implicit bias is held deep within the brain below conscious levels of awareness, according to a new review of the neurobiology of unconscious bias.
Although "flow" states always feels good, sometimes flow elicits pure bliss. What "drivers" trigger short bursts of ecstasy within flow states? This post offers 10 possibilities.
New research suggests that taking a power nap can improve how the brain processes "masked" information hidden beneath conscious awareness.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.