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  • Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

    Lucy Film Hinges on Brain Capacity Myth

    On July 25, French film writer/director Luc Besson's action thriller Lucy opens in theaters nationwide. The premise is that the title character, played by Scarlett Johansson, is exposed to a drug that unlocks her mind, giving her superhuman powers of cognition.

    July 25, 2014

  • DIY Brain Zapping Meets the World of Internet Marketing

    DIY Brain Zapping Meets the World of Internet Marketing

    Going back a couple of millenia, Scribonius Largus, Pliny the Elder and Galen of Pergamum were all avid proponents of using the electric currents produced by torpedo fish to treat headaches.

    July 28, 2014

  • How to Let Go of Materialism

    How to Let Go of Materialism

    Enhance your well-being by focusing on deeper goals

    July 1, 2014

  • What Processes in the Brain Allow You to Remember Dreams?

    What Processes in the Brain Allow You to Remember Dreams?

    July 1, 2014

  • Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find

    Practice Alone Does Not Make Perfect, Studies Find

    When I was a little kid, my mom and grandmom were having a heated argument in the front of the car. At one point I interrupted them, and with exasperation said: “You know, Mom, Grandmom is really right.” Then I turned to my grandmom and said, “I think my Mom is right too.” They were shocked, because [...]

    July 15, 2014

  • Why Alzheimer's Drugs Keep Failing

    Why Alzheimer's Drugs Keep Failing

    Drug candidates have a 99.6 percent failure rate, and poor early detection methods make clinical trials difficult and costly

    July 14, 2014

  • New Drug Targets Promise to Treat Jet Lag

    New Drug Targets Promise to Treat Jet Lag

    Molecular clues may reveal how to instantly reset the brain's clock

    July 1, 2014

  • SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

    SSRIs May Help Us See the Glass Half Full

    Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion

    July 1, 2014

  • Can You Experience Déja Vu of a Place or Situation You've Never Encountered?

    Can You Experience Déja Vu of a Place or Situation You've Never Encountered?

    July 1, 2014

  • New Brain Cells Erase Old Memories

    New Brain Cells Erase Old Memories

    Neurogenesis interferes with past learning in infant and adult mice

    May 12, 2014

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