There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Sweat and the biology of bliss
The cerebellum may regulate reward-driven behavior, addiction, and sociability by modulating the release of dopamine, according to a new study.
After analyzing millions of candid photos, research found 35 facial expressions that convey emotions across cultures. Surprisingly, 17 convey happiness.
New research on positive memory activation suggests that recalling happy memories during adolescence may reduce risk of depression.
New research suggests that alpha brainwaves (which occur when riding a bike) might facilitate "Aha!" moments.
For the first time, researchers at MIT have identified a specific genetic mutation that is correlated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder.
New research shows how large crowds flow like water in ways that are beyond each individual's control. If not well guided, the fluid-like dynamics of big groups can be dangerous.
The findings of a decade-long study have unearthed a surprisingly strong correlation between cultural engagement and a lower risk of developing depression.
Want to seem more likable in selfies? New research helps to explain why tilting your head can make you look more approachable in photographs and face-to-face conversations.
New research shows how "birds of a feather flock together" on YouTube, and how the emotions we observe in a video blog are contagious.
New fMRI research has identified brain activity that may explain why some people with lower back pain also experience crippling "kinesiophobia" that makes them afraid of movement.
In recent weeks, there's been a groundswell of opinion pieces questioning the importance of getting Straight A's. I am living proof that you don't need good grades to flourish.
A new study has found a link between negative moods and higher levels of inflammatory cytokines.
Using Snapchat while binge drinking can lead to shame-filled mornings. But there is good news: Researchers are pioneering new ways to use social media platforms for harm-reduction.
In just six months, aerobic exercise may help those with thinking problems improve their neurocognition, according to a new study from Duke University.
Dancing is one of the best types of exercise for helping older adults maintain their independent ability to perform activities of day-to-day life, a new study finds.
Vision is subconsciously perceived as a "force-carrying" beam that can add weight to a stare, according to new research on the myths and reality of extramission.
Everybody knows about "flow" and being in the zone. "Superfluidity" is a term I use to describe the ecstatic waves of pure bliss and connectedness that occur inside the flow zone.
A new meta-analysis of 23 studies debunks the myth that evening exercise causes insomnia. In fact, non-vigorous physical activity before bedtime can help people sleep better.
Recently the New York Times published an article about a new study offering fresh clues about how our "little brain" evolved to influence modern humans' skull shape and brain size.
New state-of-the-art neuroscience research suggests that imagination can help the brain unlearn fear in ways that have been underestimated and unexplored until now.
We all know music has the power to evoke positive emotions. Recent neuroscience research pinpoints the reason why songs you love make you feel good.
What is the link between spiritual experiences and peak performance? New research offers fascinating clues on how "mystical" experiences in one field of expertise are transferable.
New research has pinpointed why threatening voices take up so much brain space.
New research suggests that mental toughness is linked to some surprising positive outcomes associated with subclinical narcissism. Based on my experience as an athlete, I agree.
New research reveals three surprising ways that a dose of subclinical narcissism is linked to positive outcomes.
New research suggests that "active forgetting" helps the brain adapt to adversity and avoid becoming paralyzed by fear. How can we boost adaptive forgetting in day-to-day life?
New research on the science of teamwork suggests that the "hot hand phenomenon" of previous success increasing the odds of future success is not a fallacy.
Why are some of us more resilient than others? A new brain imaging study reports that robust functional connectivity of the central executive network is linked to more resilience.
New research suggests that low self-esteem may be a prime driver of self-harm among gay, lesbian, and bisexual students.
How does the brain predict the future and anticipate the precise timing of muscle movements? New research offers fresh clues.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.