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Getting Lost in a Good Book Can Help Keep You Healthy
Increasing evidence says reading for pleasure isn’t just another leisure pursuit, it might actually be good for our mental and physical health too.
Childhood Music Classes ‘Help Adult Hearing’
Children who take music lessons have better hearing as adults, a study in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests.
Research Pinpoints Brain’s ‘Gullibility’ Center
Changes in the ventromedial area of the prefrontal cortex of the brain could explain why seniors, children are less doubting.
Video: The High-Resolution Life of a Neuron
The activity of a single neuron is captured in unprecedented detail by this footage, captured on a microscope and illuminated by bioluminescent proteins.
David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads
In his book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain neuroscientist David Eagleman says “most of what we do and think and feel is not under our conscious control.” Listen to NPR’s interview.
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