The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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New research suggests that athletes spontaneously move their heads differently when they're losing a competition.
As a teen, I was bullied for being a "delicate flower." Running to empowering music helped me become more like a resilient "dandelion" without losing my "orchid-like" sensitivity.
A new, not-for-profit "Sensitivity Research" website offers free online tests that can help children, adolescents, and adults identify where they land on the sensitivity continuum.
Oxytocin isn't just a "love hormone" that bonds us together. New research suggests that it can also trigger antisocial behavior and aggression.
New brain imaging research sheds light on how a stressful romantic breakup may disrupt whole-brain functions.
Spending as little as 10 to 30 minutes a day moving (as opposed to sitting) may lower cancer mortality risk.
New research unearths surprising insights about how "slow waves" travel throughout the brain during non-rapid eye movement sleep.
Lower availability of endogenous mu-opioid receptors may increase someone's risk for depression and anxiety, according to a new brain imaging study.
Groundbreaking research in mice suggests that increasing muscle mass may strengthen the immune system.
New research identifies how athletes who play traditional sports and elite gamers who play esports rely on similar stress-coping strategies.
New evidence-based research published on June 11, 2020 drives home the importance of wearing face masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Volunteerism isn't a panacea. Nevertheless, a new study reports some of the ways volunteering may benefit volunteers' psychological and physical well-being, as well as the greater good.
New research suggests that long-term patterns of "repetitive negative thinking" (RNT) may increase someone's risk of dementia.
New research identifies how dreaming during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep helps the brain consolidate memories.
New fMRI research identifies how psilocybin can have an "ego-dissolving" effect by altering the functional connectivity between different brain regions.
A study suggests that differences in sensitivity are partly rooted in our genes.
New research identifies a checklist of universal character traits that can increase (or diminish) someone's social status.
New research advances our understanding of how the brain prepares to encode information and create memories.
New brain imaging research helps to explain why being under lockdown and not having new and diverse daily experiences may be harder for some people.
New research deconstructs how stretched words like "hahaha" and "hehehe" are changing the way we communicate.
The latest self-nudging technique involves copying someone else's behavior to promote goal achievement.
Self-nudging is a relatively easy way to make healthier lifestyle choices on a daily basis and break bad habits.
New research identifies a potent pain-suppression center in the brain that can be turned on and off.
Humans and other social animals rely on social connection for their well-being and survival, according to a recently published review.
New research shows how self-produced versions of chemicals that are found in cannabis may reduce anxiety and diminish traumatic memories.
A growing body of evidence suggests that aerobic exercise can boost brain power across the lifespan by increasing cerebral blood flow during cardio workouts.
New research traces the brain-to-gut connection between stress and stomach ulcers.
New research identifies four approaches for increasing kids' motivation to stay active and one big "no-no" that makes children less motivated to seek physical activity.
Cardio workouts improve blood flow to the brain. New research shows that starting an exercise program (and sticking with it) improves cognition and cerebrovascular regulation.
New research suggests that specific neurons in the cerebellum may regulate aggressive behaviors.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.