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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 that 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.
Groundbreaking new research has unearthed surprising evolutionary changes that gave our modern, present-day brain its globular shape.
For the first time, scientists have pinpointed a specific molecule that influences brain cell "winners" and "losers."
New research sheds light on how the human brain learns automatized skills like riding a bicycle, playing a musical instrument, or learning to type without looking at the keyboard.
Language acquisition relies on general-purpose brain circuits that are evolutionarily ancient and predate Homo sapiens, according to a new paper by an international research team.
Dance songs have a universal ability to bring people from different cultural backgrounds together and to create social closeness, according to a growing body of evidence.
Connectivity between various brain regions via white matter organization is key to fluid intelligence and proactive cognitive control, according to a new international study.
Pioneering new sleep research identifies a link between deep sleep and pupil size.
Consuming too much salt can promote cognitive dysfunction via the gut-brain axis, according to a new study on mice.
A new study pinpoints various trends that are driving America's growing skepticism about "facts."
We commonly associate PTSD with natural disasters. Surprisingly, a new study reports that personal growth can coexist with post-traumatic stress in the years following.
Pro-diversity policies in the workplace improve corporate innovation and a firm's value, according to a new study.
Even if you've been sitting too much and are out of shape, a new study reports that kickstarting a fitness regime (and sticking with it) can reverse the signs of an aging heart.
An expert on coping with anxiety recommends five practical ways to overcome fear of failure and paralyzing perfectionism.
Is perfectionism taking a psychological toll on your mental health? Listening to songs that unapologetically embrace imperfections helped me to challenge my own perfectionism.
Every generation of young adults from 1989 to 2016 has felt increased pressure to be perfect, according to a new study.
Are you too busy to squeeze long workouts into your schedule? Good news: Just 10 minutes of aerobic exercise is enough to boost brain power, according to the latest neuroscience.
Did you make a New Year's resolution to exercise more in 2018? Science-based knowledge of how physical activity optimizes your quality of life is a terrific way to stay motivated.
Why do some antidepressants work for one person but not another? The answer to this question has baffled psychopharmacologists for decades. Finally, a new study offers fresh clues.
New guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology prescribe aerobic exercise as the most effective "medicine" to improve thinking and memory.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.