Is your memory reliable?


Lately, scientific studies have exposed how poor eyewitness accounts can be, calling into question how reliable our memories for ...

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Is your phone making you better—or worse—at multitasking?


Using a smartphone often means switching between focuses: from a work email, to a social media post, to a personal message. Earli...

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Why we feel so intensely: understanding ADHD emotions


Anger, outbursts, anxiety, irritability, impatience: more than most people, ADHDers can be driven by emotions. 01/13 Emotions Rul...

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Do you need a brain to sleep?


In a curious new study, scientists have found that sleep pre-dates the brain—meaning that animals don’t actually need a brain to ...

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Story elements engage the brain


Whether you’re reading a mystery or watching a movie, stories can stir up a host of emotions. But according to Angus Fletcher, a ...

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Neural “Fingerprints”


We all share events in life that are common: a memorable dance, attending a wedding, eating at a friend’s house. As a result, our...

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Vaping associated with mental fog


Two new studies show that just as with smoking cigarettes, vaping is associated with higher rates of mental fog. Both children an...

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A new angle on Alzheimer’s


One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s is the build-up of amyloid plaques in the brain. These plaques damage neurons and disrupt fun...

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Summer 2021 Brain Fitness courses


Summer holiday is a great time to strengthen cognitive skills so your children don’t suffer from a “summer drain” and, on the opp...

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