Top Ten Breakthroughs in Neuroscience for 2015

Ten neuroscience discoveries in 2015 that change how we think about the brain.

Posted Dec 27, 2015

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2015 was an incredible year for advances in neuroscience that help us better understand the human mind and brain. In the past year, I've written extensively about cutting-edge neuroscientific breakthroughs in my Psychology Today blog posts. For this year-end wrap up, I've chosen ten of my favorite discoveries in neuroscience that rocked the world in 2015. 

Top Ten Neuroscience Breakthroughs of 2015 by Christopher Bergland

  1. The Cerebellum May Be the Seat of Creativity
  2. Your Brain Can Learn to Empathize with Outside Groups
  3. Neuroscientists Identify How Mindset Alters Pain Perceptions
  4. Why Does Physical Activity Improve Cognitive Flexibility? 
  5. Alpha Brain Waves Boost Creativity and Reduce Depression
  6. Optimism and Anxiety Change the Structure of Your Brain
  7. Motivation Is Tied to the Strength of Your Brain Connections
  8. More Research Links Autism and the Cerebellum
  9. Small Acts of Generosity and the Neuroscience of Gratitude
  10. The Male and Female Brain Are More Similar Than Once Assumed

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