Just a few years ago, nobody knew how the cerebellum influenced sociability. A new study unearths how the strength of dopamine signals in the cerebellum regulates social behavior.
New research explains why getting into the groove of a song boosts brainpower during cardio workouts or when someone is sitting in a chair and wants to move their body to the beat.
New research sheds light on why being surprised by an unexpected event helps the brain learn from its mistakes.
Doing an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program has lots of benefits, but it may not change your brain in ways you’ve been told.
New research sheds light on how too much exercise overstimulates the nervous system and inhibits the vagus nerve’s ability to counteract fight-or-flight stress responses.
Music makes hard workouts seem easier. But what’s the best way to curate a personalized “Awesome Mix” that inspires you to push a bit harder? This post gives 8 road-tested tips.
New research explains why it’s so hard for joggers to lose weight without running faster than the energy-saving pace that evolution baked into our biology, one that conserves calories.
New research pinpoints how pleasant touch sensations travel from skin to brain via the spine—a pathway that promotes parent-child bonding.
Changes in pupil size reflect someone’s ability to picture vivid mental images in their mind’s eye using visual imagination, a new study finds.
A new study reports that living near green spaces—such as city parks, community gardens, or other greenery—makes people less depressed and also improves cognitive functions.