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Self-produced cannabis (also known as "endocannabinoids") facilitates runner's high and drives intrinsic motivation to exercise regularly, according to a growing body of research.
Why do some opioid users suddenly lose their ability to form new memories? New research suggests that swelling of the "little brain" may play a role in this mysterious phenomenon.
Even minuscule experiences with nature—such as seeing some trees and sky from a classroom window—can help students perform better academically, according to a new critical review.
New research suggests that breathing in through the nose helps the brain focus better on specific tasks.
New research helps to explain why "sorry" is the hardest word for some people and why "non-apology" apologies are so common.
New state-of-the-art creativity research has identified some surprising ingredients and personality characteristics that facilitate "Aha!" moments.
New research shows how people's brains get on the same wavelength with other audience members at musical concerts and why overplayed songs fail to hold our attention.
What's the secret to forgetting about "white bears" or unwanted memories? A new study reports that successful forgetting requires thinking about unwanted memories more (not less).
Cannabis use is linked to changes in the structure and function of the cerebellum in ways that may drive addiction, according to a growing body of evidence.
Musicologists recently isolated three key ingredients that come together in music to elicit intense feelings of pleasure and the uncontrollable urge to move your body.
HIIT workouts are an unbeatable way to shred belly fat and build lean muscle, according to a new study.
Students who make art reflecting science-based classroom lessons retain knowledge longer than peers in conventional classrooms, according to a new study.
Psychedelic microdosing is a hot topic. New animal research suggests that microdosing DMT may have some positive effects on mental health, but may also have unexpected drawbacks.
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) describe two popular workout routines. Now, we have a new exercise-based acronym "HIIPA."
Pain drives self-harm behaviors in a variety of ways depending on different individual characteristics, according to a new study.
There's a surprisingly big difference between openly discussing "visible" stigmas and "less-visible stigmas" in workplace environments, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Eye contact triggers "automatic mimicry" by activating the cerebellum and the limbic mirror system in ways that facilitate human social interactions, according to a new study.
Over the years, I've cobbled together some neuroscience-based ways to let go of my ego while losing myself in the "zone." This post shares two of these techniques anyone can use.
What is the neuroscience behind optimizing states of flow? This post explores how all four brain hemispheres might work together to facilitate peak performance via "superfluidity."
Electrical stimulation of a specific "happy place" in the brain appears to make neurosurgery patients less anxious and can trigger immediate laughter, according to a new study.
Testing push-up capacity may be a no-cost way for doctors to assess someone's future risk of heart disease during a mid-life annual physical exam, according to a new study.
Contrary to popular assumptions, new research suggests that playing violent video games is not associated with adolescents' aggressive behavior.
Pioneering researchers are investigating the possible ability of noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation to dampen emotional and physical pain.
Researchers in Germany have identified why sleep is often the best medicine and why sleep deprivation can increase someone's odds of getting sick.
LGBTQ youths are much more likely to live in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes than their straight peers, according to a first-of-its-kind new report.
Since 2013, researchers have been exploring the neuroprotective powers of exercise-induced irisin. A new study reaffirms that exercise-linked irisin mediates memory protection.
The findings from a decades-long study show that staying extremely active in middle-age is good for the heart in surprising ways.
Self-compassion calms the autonomic nervous system and increases feelings of safety and connectedness, according to a new study.
A new study on how Alzheimer's disease affects different brain regions reveals that the human cerebellum may have unique neuroprotective abilities.
Our understanding of human gut microbiome is advancing at breakneck speed. New research offers fresh clues about how gut bacteria might affect mental health and quality of life.
Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.