brain

This Week in Science

Does How You Look Determine Your Personality?

This week in science: the difference between men and women's brains as they get older, how your appearance influences your personality, and how birth control could affect the way women read facial expressions.
Shayla Love
2.15.19
mental health

Being Attacked Changed How My Brain Works

Trauma has changed the way I perceive stress. I asked some experts how to cope.
Kate Willsky
2.12.19
psychedelics

Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience

"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
Shayla Love
2.12.19
This Week in Science

We're Getting Closer to Turning People’s Thoughts into Speech

This week in science: genetically modified, drug-producing chickens, the health benefits of being a morning person, and using artificial intelligence to read minds.
Shayla Love
2.1.19
This Week in Science

This Is Why You Can't Tickle Yourself

"It actually feels better when someone else is touching you."
Shayla Love
1.25.19
This Week in Science

Your Brain Is Paying Attention While You're Sleeping

Even if you don't remember, your brain is listening.
Shayla Love
1.18.19
Sleep

When I Get Hurt in a Dream, My Body Feels it Even After I Wake Up

"I dreamed that a swarm of bees or wasps attacked my feet. When I woke up, my feet were burning and tingly. It was very painful.”
Crystal Ponti
1.15.19
Social Media

Our Obsession with Taking Photos May Alter How We Remember Things

Rather than remembering what we ate, we scroll back to look at all the images we took of the food. This can have serious consequences.
Giuliana Mazzoni
1.10.19
Stress

Why Being Stressed All the Time Can Make You Sick

Early-life stress is especially concerning, according to recent research.
Adam Moeser
1.7.19
relationships

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler
1.4.19
This Week in Science

What Researchers Learned from the Brain of a 27-Year-Old with Amnesia

It's possible to have knowledge without remembering.
Shayla Love
12.21.18
mental health

The Introspective Parts of Our Brains Are Getting Out of Shape

Researchers call it "hurry sickness": The more we overload our schedules, the more we strengthen the task-oriented network of the brain.
Richard Morgan
12.20.18
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