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Studies Reveal How “Super-agers” Retain Young Memories

If you want to maintain your cognitive function, it takes more than brain games. You must activate many brain areas with seriously hard mental work.
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3 Key Factors to Reducing the Severity of the Mental Health...

Mental health is a global health crisis, but there are 3 key ways to tackle this, according to Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD, Harvard Medical School faculty of psychiatry.
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Are Humans Programmed to Be Violent?

Violence is deeply rooted in our genes, but we have tools to overcome our genetic imperative—societal order, morals, ethics, police, and a judicial system.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brains of Trump Supporters Redux

In light of the recent developments in the 2016 Presidential campaign, Dov Michaeli revisits his discussion of confirmation bias and Trump supporters.

Does Your Dog Have Personality? You Betcha!

What do we know about dog personality? And, how is it different from our own? Dov Michaeli MD, Ph.D explains.

Can a Schizophrenia Simulator Explain Imbalances in the Brain?

Scientists and engineers collaborated to build a schizophrenia simulator that can be used to test potential therapies as well as theories about causes of the disorder.

What Do Women Really Want When It Comes to Men?

What does science have to say about what women want when it comes to men? It turns out, it says a lot, but also very little. Dov Michaeli examines the evolutionary psychology and physiologic evidence.

How Fat Made it Possible to Think

When we compare ourselves to other species, We all share a secret point of pride: we think, they don't! Thinking brains consume a lot more energy than simpler brains—a challenge we have more than met.
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Do You Know Why Dancing Makes You Feel Happy?

Music and dance, like language, are forms of communication that are deeply embedded in our brains. They make us feel happy and serve as a glue to our social bonding.
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Consciousness: The Most Baffling Problem in the Science of the Mind

Neither the pontification of philosophers, nor the rhapsodies of dreamy poets, or the fervent beliefs of the religiously-inclined will solve the mystery of the conscious self. Only science will.
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Massage and Your Brain

To understand the general effects of massage, we need to examine the hormones and neurotransmitters that control mood.
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Your Brain and Success in a Time of Bubbles

Remember the collapse of the financial system in 2008 because of the banks' speculation in sub-prime home mortgages? The result? The Great Recession—its echoes still reverberating in today's economy.