Medicinal Music: Stroke Recovery

Last week, we talked about a study suggesting that listening to a Bach sonata boosts the effectiveness of a painkiller. Today, it’s more...

Strolling Towards a Better Brain

You already know that exercise is good for you. You may already know that exercise is good for your mind. For instance, you may have...

What's in Your Brain Attic?

Hoarders are an interesting lot. Some contend that it’s a form of mental illness: the compulsive need to hold onto a wide variety of...

The Achilles' Heel in Your Thinking

Have you ever wondered why some people—and maybe we’re talking about you—are so adamant about some things? It might be a political...

Are You Brainwashed? Hopefully Yes.

When you think of brainwashing, the name Patty Hearst might come to mind. Daughter of the late newspaper tycoon Randolph Hearst, in 1974,...

Your Brain on Bias

Last year, roughly 40,000 people died in automobile crashes on America's highways. This is a tragic number, but it has been much worse in...

Getting Smart About Intelligence

So what is intelligence, or more importantly, how does it work? The U.S. federal government recently announced it has budgeted some 3...