Psychology | Personality

Brains Are Not Required When It Comes to Thinking and Solving Problems--Simple Cells Can Do It | Scientific American

Tiny clumps of cells show basic cognitive abilities, and some animals can remember things after losing their head

News | News

Regular internet use may be linked to lower dementia risk in older adults, study says

If your parents or grandparents ask you how to post on Instagram or how to send a birthday message to a Facebook friend, a new study suggests you might want to help them -- not just to be nice but because getting them online may help their brain health, t

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

3 Simple Habits That Can Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline

These three habits help your body, and also have a positive impact on your brain.

Psychology | Psychology

Is Everyone Looking at You? | Psychology Today

Although it feels like we are in a spotlight, people fail to notice many things.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Meditative Practice and Spiritual Wellbeing May Preserve Cognitive Function in Aging - Neuroscience News

Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer's related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.

Science & Technology | Science

3 Ways Your Brain Actually Improves With Age

Yes, you might lose your keys more, but aging has its cognitive upsides, according to new research.

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Your Brain Doesn't Work the Way You Think It Does

A conversation with neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett on the counterintuitive ways your mind processes reality—and why understanding that might help you feel a little less anxious.

Psychology | Psychology

New psychology study provides insight into fundamental cognitive processes linked to dogmatism

Dogmatic individuals tend to form less accurate judgements thanks to a generic resistance to seeking out additional information, according to new research ...

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Dementia: negative thinking linked with more rapid cognitive decline, study indicates

Our study found that people who had higher repetitive negative thinking patterns experienced more cognitive decline over a four-year period.

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A brain glitch? A sign of quantum entanglement? What science says about déjà vu | Aeon Videos

Roughly two-thirds of people have had déjà vu, or the weird feeling that a new situation has been experienced before. Yet its prevalence belies just how mysterious the phenomenon remains to researchers, despite some extraordinary recent leaps in neurosc

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Great Tips to Stay Focused and Increase Productivity and Happiness

Strategies to avoid the pitfalls of distractions and interruptions, improve your cognitive control, reduce goal interference, and aid your distracted mind.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

New Study Shows Promise for Improving Cognitive and Memory Circuits

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Why You Can’t Think Straight When You’re Sleep Deprived | Psychology Today

It’s difficult to identify a cognitive skill that isn’t affected by sleep, and compromised by sleep deprivation.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Morning Lark or Night Owl? How Our Body Clocks Affect Our Mental and Physical Performance

Our body clocks make us either morning larks or night owls—with major differences in how we perform throughout the day.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Now we can see brain cells 'talk' and that will shed light on neurological diseases -- ScienceDaily

Scientists have developed a way to see brain cells talk -- to actually see neurons communicate in bright, vivid color. The new lab technique is set to provide long-needed answers about the brain and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, schiz

Psychology | Personality

Flat Minds | Psychology Today

Almost everything we think we know about our own minds is wrong. Perhaps that's progress.

Science & Technology | Science

"Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Personality

The 2 Lessons About Happiness That Completely Changed My Mindset

Don't avoid the negative thoughts you may be having. Instead, draw from these ideas to help change your mindset.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

It’s Not Just You — Allergy Brain Is Real

Scientists aren’t entirely sure why allergies make you fuzzy-headed, but they have a theory.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Why Your Brain Has 2 Halves

Scientists have long known that the two halves of human brains perform different functions. Now, researchers look at why this is beneficial.

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The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related #Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia scientists.

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It’s Actually Pretty Weird That We Think in Words

“When you talk to yourself, you step out of yourself for a moment and get some perspective on what you are doing.”

Health & Fitness | Health News

Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Early Brain Development, Study Suggests

Changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease can be seen as early as childhood in people with a heightened genetic risk, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Smarter, Stronger, Better Than Yesterday - The Beliefs That Will Make the Difference (And science has proven it.)

One of the most remarkable and oh-so-good-to-be-human findings in the last decade or so is that we can change our brain. Mindset - what we believe - is key.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Humans are the only animal that experience chronic stress and the reason has to do with how our brains evolved.