How science can help you sleep better at home

Sleep is a weird thing, but science is trying to help us make sense of it.

Unpleasant smells make for more powerful memories, a new study finds

Breathe in deep!

The brain rewards new information like it does food, money, or drugs

A new study explains our tendency to overconsume digital information whether its social media or clickbait.

Are brain games mostly BS?

Playing brain games may only make you better at playing brain games.

Simple meditation app can make people more attentive in less than two months, new study finds

An ‘East meets West’ success story.

New app could bring cognitive therapy to your pocket

“It’s kind of like cognitive therapy in your pocket — but a little different and a lot faster,” the authors say.

Do stress balls really work?

You seem them in every corporate office but do these squishy foam balls actually relieve stress?

Heavy coffee drinkers can smell its aroma much easier than other people — and it seems tied to craving

Mmmm, good bean juice make brain go fast.

Around one-quarter of those who meditate experience unpleasant symptoms — we don’t know why

The subconscious is long and full of terrors.

New ‘brain training’ game could help you wean off of excess added sugar

Sweet, sweet research.

High-sugar diet might make food less enjoyable, promoting obesity

Eating lots of sugar makes us fat. It also deadens sweet buds, fueling a vicious cycle.

The Psychology of Creativity

What makes a person creative?

The Physical and Psychological Effects of Stress

Stress — we’re all familiar with it. Let’s have a detailed look at its effects.

Getting rid of debt might not only make you happier — but also smarter

In poverty, there is no room for error — and no room for risk.

Why depressed people listen to more sad music

It’s probably not what you think.

Device that offers safe, non-drug treatment for children with ADHD gets FDA approval

The device sends a mild electric shock to the patient’s brain that quiets the mind.

Indicators of despair on the rise for Gen X-ers entering middle age, paper reports

“The increase in despair that occurs across the 30s is generalized to the entire cohort, regardless of race, ethnicity, education, and geography,” the authors write.

Taking short breaks to reinforce memories is key to learning new skills or re-learning old ones

The secret to success is to take a short break, often.

Child suicide rates are surging in the US — and we’re not really sure why

The median age of children was 13.

Zapping the brain with electricity reverses memory loss in the elderly

The stimulation syncs brain regions in order to prevent memory disintegration.