Brain

  1. Brain

    Let’s learn about the science of language

    The languages we speak may help shape how we see, smell and hear the world around us.

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  2. Brain

    Ingredients in popular snack foods can make them addictive

    Researchers find that highly processed foods rich in sugar and added fat may be as addictive as tobacco.

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  3. Brain

    Scientists Say: Anxiety

    Some nervousness, or anxiety, is normal. Too much can be harmful.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    New brain scans may show if a concussion has not yet healed

    Concussions change certain brain waves, and delta waves may be the best signs of when teens can return to competitive sports.

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  5. Computing

    Sleep helps AI models learn new things without forgetting old ones

    Breaks in training meant to mimic human sleep helped artificial intelligence learn multiple tasks.

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  6. Brain

    The pandemic prematurely aged teens’ brains

    A small study showed certain structural changes that appeared three to four years early. Normally, premature aging of the brain is not a good sign.

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  7. Brain

    Some screen time may aid kids’ recovery from concussions

    A few hours a day on digital devices may actually aid recovery by connecting kids with friends and giving their brains some stimulation.

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  8. Brain

    Playing video games may improve your memory and attention

    The biggest research study of its kind finds that video gamers perform better on some mental tasks than nongamers do.

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  9. Brain

    Let’s learn about creativity

    By reading brain scans and eavesdropping on brainwaves, scientists are learning more about how creativity works.

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  10. Brain

    Scientists Say: Glymphatic System

    The glymphatic system bathes the brain in cleansing fluids during sleep and clears away harmful cellular waste.

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  11. Brain

    Scientists Say: Cognition

    Cognition is involved in all conscious mental activity, from thinking and reasoning to remembering.

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  12. Brain

    Let’s learn about reading

    Reading can be fun — but it can also be really hard. New research is exploring how to make reading easier for people of all ability levels.

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