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.

Book Review: ‘Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

A book for everyone interested in knowing more about the human mind.

Scientist explains why we get ‘gut feelings’

Just like there’s an internet, there’s also an interbrain — except this one is more complex.

The first 3D interactive brain is here to teach you all about how yours works

Taking a look at BrainFacts.org’s surprisingly fun new feature.

Tired brains are prone to mental lapses as whole areas ‘doze off’

Ah yes. The dreaded brain fart comes under scrutiny.

Long-term exposure to microgravity changes brain structure of astronauts

Seems like the brain of astronauts starts to float upward.

Brain “ripples” experience into memories when you sleep, study shows

Sleep seems to be a keystone of memory formation and retention.

Some cognitive training games can really boost the brain

One cognitive test widely used in research can improve working memory. The training won’t make you smarter, though.

Researchers identify brain patterns associated with learning to improve teaching, fight Alzheimer’s

We’re learning about learning!

Marijuana use among teenagers drops to lowest since 1994, despite widespread legalization

Legal or not, teens aren’t that interested in cannabis anymore.

Learning and exploration might drive teenagers’ risky, bad decisions, not poor impulse control

Ah, adolescence… so glad I’m over that.

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.