Poor fitness leads to poor brain health, new study finds

Mens sana in corpore sanome

Stress ruins memory, but you can outrun this effect

Stress and memory don’t mix very well.

Arizona woman goes to bed with terrible headache, wakes up with British accent

This is stranger the fiction. The woman in question insists that there’s nothing funny about all of this.

Alcohol makes you aggressive by impairing the polite parts of your brain

Ever heard the idiom “as peaceful as a drunkard”? No? Here’s why.

Schizophrenia patients can calm down their brain by playing a computer game

Participants were able to better control their hallucinations after playing a computer game.

Eating leafy greens every day helps your memory, fights cognitive decline

Eat your greens!

Narcissistic? It could have to do with the social system that you grew up in

A study finds lower narcissism and higher self-esteem in Eastern German teens.

A worm’s brain was uploaded to a hard drive and put to the test — without a single line of code

The distinction between brain and computer has never been blurrier.

Loud noises are bad for your heart — and your cells

More and more evidence suggests that chronic noise causes cardiovascular diseases.

Study shows what happens in the brain when you bungee jump — and what this means for free will

A story of bungee jumping, electrical currents, and free will.

Meditation may not make you a better person after all

There are still plenty of science-backed reasons to meditate anyway. It’s just that ‘becoming a better person’ isn’t one of them.

Scientists develop new Alzheimer’s blood test for early signs

The new blood test uses the immunoprecipitation with mass spectrometry technique, which deploys antibodies to bind and identify proteins.

Researchers pinpoint the brain’s anxiety centers

Anxiety is useful, to an extent, but sometimes it can overflow, with devastating consequences.

Our brains resemble those of our friends, new research shows

Friends think alike.

Humans got a brain upgrade less than 200,000 years ago, and it made us what we are today

The brain changes and the skull follows.

Google’s Doodle celebrates the Canadian neurosurgeon who treated epilepsy with the help of a toasty hallucination

Google honors a medical genius who helped countless people with their seizures.

Psychedelic mushrooms boost love for nature and dislike for authoritarianism, study suggests

The secret to fighting illiberalism may be to get everybody trippin’. Well, if it’s for the greater good, I guess we’ll just have to do it.

Eating curry long-term improves both your memory and your mood, new study concludes

Bon Appétit!

Our feelings determine how we hug others, study shows

Hugs are an expression of intimacy, universal in human communities and communication.

Brain disease that plagues football players is caused by repeated head injuries, rather than concussions

You don’t need to suffer concussions to get CTE, which mainly affects athletes who receive repeated head trauma.