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Are There Age Limits to Learning Mindfulness?
Kids 11 to 14 were given mindfulness training to improve their emotional health and reduce stress. But the results didn't go as planned.
“Magic” Mushrooms for Mental Health
Tiny "microdoses" of psilocybin improved the mood and motor control of participants in a large study. Those over 55 were especially helped.
Get into the Groove
Music that makes you want to get up and dance doesn't just make you feel good -- it stimulates the "executive" part of your brain.
Antioxidants to Boost Memory and the Brain
Antioxidants found in fruits and veggies like papayas, tangerines, oranges and leafy greens appear to help prevent dementia. Smoothie time.
A Little Stress Could Help the Brain Clear Memory-Impairing Debris
An accumulation of misfolded proteins can lead to Alzheimer's plaques and Parkinson's. Stress may actually help the brain get rid of them.
Why We Accept Misinformation
Why do some accept misinformation when they know it's false? Certain circumstances make it more likely fake news will pass as real news.
Drinking Shrinks the Brain
Alcoholic beverages shrink the brain, and the damage goes up exponentially the more you drink. Both white and gray matter are reduced.
Leaded Gas Is Gone, But Its Harms Live On
Lead is bad for the brain, and in the 60s and 70s leaded gas lowered the IQs of millions of Americans. It's still harming their brains.
Pets Boost Brain Power
Pets are good for us. They keep us moving and keep us company. They ease depression and reduce stress. Now there's something else.
Playing to Learn
Teaching kids using guided play turns out to help them learn not only reading and math, but also how to persist when difficulties arise.
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