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Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity...

October 15, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

New Techniques Make Math Fun for All

With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers

October 9, 2013 — John Mighton

A New Frontier in Animal Intelligence

Evidence that some animals are capable of “mental time travel,” suggests they have a deeper understanding of the world around them

October 8, 2013 — Justin Gregg

What Do Babies Really Know?

A new study finds a possible brain signature of consciousness in infants as young as five months

October 3, 2013 — Christof Koch

The Science of Handwriting

As we jettison the pen and pencil in a digital world, we are changing the way our brain thinks about writing

September 26, 2013 — Brandon Keim
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