What happens in the brain when you mix marijuana and alcohol

Alcohol and weed can mix well, but only if you’re careful.

Researchers identify anti-hallucination system in our brains

Too bad we don’t have one for use against pseudoscience.

Neuropathologist examines brains of 111 N.F.L. players, finds 99% had degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head

This is something every football players should be aware of.

Chocolate can keep your brain in good working order — but don’t overindulge

Science at its tastiest.

Scientists decode complex sentences with ‘mind reading’ tech

The mind is not the closed book we think it is.

You’re dumber when your smartphone is within reach


Meaning is better than repetition when you’re trying to memorize

Try it for finals.

Stress as a child may leave you unable to cope with stress and depression later on

Stress — it’s never good for you. But sometimes, it’s worse.

Neurons in the human brain actually form 11-dimensional structures

The brain’s complex web just got a lot more tangled.

Suppressing reasoning side of the brain with harmless electrical zaps enhances creativity

Put that thinking cap on.

Learning to read changes your brain from stem to cortex, study finds

The more you do it, the better it gets.

Lack of sleep makes your brain start eating itself

Yikes! I’m off to bed.

Neuron cluster which can override sleep identified in the fruit fly brain

95% of students like this bundle of neurons.

Biology imparts us with instinctive color categories — culture only shapes them

Color is hardwired into the brain.

Depressed? It might be because your neurons got their branches tangled up

Keep it tidy, neurons.

Preventing clinical anxiety may come down to physical differences in brain lobes

It’s all in the brain.

Trying to stay motivated? Shift your strategy from ‘do better’ to ‘avoid worse’ mid-game

It’s all a matter of perspective.

Eating fruit may have given primates their big brains, paving the way for social structures

Chow down.

Organized information may be creativity’s death knell, study found

Sometimes, we need a little chaos to get the cogs turning.

Contagious scratching may be hardwired into the brain

Sometimes you just gotta scratch, man.