Your left hemisphere can veto the right one into submission — but they generally play nice

We now know more about how the brain’s hemispheres sync up.

Exposure to cannabis leads to cognitive changes in the offspring of rats

The findings are still preliminary, but they do suggest that mothers should abstain a bit before and during pregnancy.

Music therapy makes children with autism more socially aware

Individuals with autism hear much more than regular people — and music seems to help them communicate better.

Teen cannabis users who abstain for a month can learn better

Cannabis affects memory functions in teens. The good news is that the effects can be reversed fast with abstinence.

Smart on a budget: researchers design free IQ test that takes 10 minutes to complete

“Our test, available for free, levels the playing field for a vast number of researchers interested in using it,” the authors write.

Physically attractive women don’t have higher levels of sex hormones, new study reveals

This contradicts a rather popular theory.

The cerebellum is much more ‘brainy’ than we thought

The ‘little brain’ is not just involved in muscle coordination — it also coordinates cognition and emotions.

The 2016 election was so traumatic it caused PTSD symptoms in 1 in 4 young adults

For some students, the hate speech and divisive campaign of the last election were particularly traumatic.

The smell of lavender really is relaxing, study confirms

There’s a bit of science to lavender’s magic.

Breastmilk protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria and improves preemies’ brain development

An aggressive campaign of producers of baby formula has led to a decrease in breastfeeding rates.

The brain replays memories as you sleep to make sure you don’t lose them

This is something worth remembering.
So, maybe, sleep on it a bit?

People can recognize an average of 5,000 faces, a new study reports

Some more, some less.

Creative fields have a lot to benefit from people with ADHD, new study says

Finally, some go…… Uuu shiny!

Dopamine is the key allowing our brains to change beliefs — short-term ones, at least

Don’t forget to post some dopamine with that sarcastic comment — it will work much better.

Naps help us process information we subconsciously acquire during the day

More reasons to sleep!

Mediterranean diet can help fight depression, new study suggests

Healthy food, healthy body, healthy mind.

Our brains don’t like having too many options to pick from because they’re lazy

Never change, brain.

In the fight against depression, researchers turn to mind-reading (that works)

How’s your pound of gray matter feeling today?

Being hungry really does sour your mood, research reveals

Turns out “I’m hangry” is a legitimate excuse after all.

Painted rock points to higher cognitive function in humans 73,000 years ago

Artwork from waaaay before Photoshop.