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"High-empathy" people—who deeply grasp the joy and pain of others—process music using different brain areas than "low-empathy" people, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study.
Facial expressions that engage muscles around the eye area known as "Duchenne markers" make someone seem more emotionally intense and sincere, according to a new study.
As an athlete turned science writer, I know first hand why the functional connectivity between the cerebellum and cerebrum is key to peak performance in both sports and academics.
State-of-the-art research on the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") could lead to more precise and individualized treatments for autism spectrum disorder.
New research helps to explain the role that serotonin plays in varying degrees of patience.
State-of-the-art research using eye-tracking technology and fMRI brain imaging provides fresh evidence that compassion is like a muscle that gets stronger with regular use.
Vagus nerve stimulation may enhance the brain's ability to rewire itself.
New research pinpoints how severe childhood abuse may alter the structure and functional connectivity of the human brain.
New brain imaging pinpoints the neural correlates of gratitude and reciprocity.
New research helps to explain why dancing is so good for your brain.
Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have pinpointed how and why practice makes perfect.
New research suggests that staying fit mean fewer "tip-of-the-tongue states," during which you are temporarily unable to recall something you know that you know.
New research suggests that early Homo sapiens may have outlasted Neanderthals, because our ancestors had more brain volume in the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain").
Homo sapiens have more robust fight-or-flight responses than most other non-human primates, according to a new study on the regulation of sympathetic nervous system activity.
A pioneering new study has identified a link between faster running and better learning.
For the first time, researchers have identified that healthy older adults can produce as many new brain cells as younger counterparts.
A growing body of evidence reaffirms the power of music and rhythm to bring people together on a neurophysiological level across the human lifespan.
A new, state-of-the-art fMRI neuroimaging study reports that a mother's stress levels during pregnancy are reflected in the functional connectivity of her unborn child's brain.
Everybody knows that taking a deep breath is calming. But, how does diaphragmatic breathing slow down your nervous system? The answer lies in a vagus nerve substance "vagusstoff."
A state-of-the-art neuroimaging study on LSD reaffirms William Blake's famous observation, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is, infinite."
The results of a 44-year-long study show a link between cardiovascular fitness levels at middle age and the odds of developing dementia later in life.
Would you like to stay forever young? A new study reports that a lifetime of regular exercise slows physiological signs of aging and keeps the immune system "youthful."
Using singular pronouns such as "I," "me," and "my" is called "I-talk." Research suggests frequent I-talk is not a marker for narcissism, but does signal proneness to distress.
Since Hope Hicks resigned as White House communications director, "white lies" is a trending buzzword. Here, a former Merriam-Webster lexicographer defines the term.
New research suggests that self-compassion can minimize the psychological toll of maladaptive perfectionism.
A Harvard Medical School research team has unearthed fresh clues linking autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum.
The human brain can relocate language functions from "left brain" to "right brain" if necessary.
Aerobic fitness is linked to more robust white matter connectivity between various brain regions and better cognitive function, according to a growing body of evidence.
New research identifies a link between cortical thickness and impulsive decision-making during adolescence.
Throwing spears, making representational art, and having globe-shaped brains may have helped Homo sapiens become smarter than Neanderthals, according to new research.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.