What Makes Us Laugh?

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Scientists ask people what makes them laugh, and share the answers they collected in a fun video.


3 Steps to Change a Habit

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Methods of changing habits, and the three core components to them all.


Do You Spend Like a Baboon?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

A great animated video explaining our evolutionary ability to process numbers, and why it’s a hazard to our wallets.


Zombie Neuroscience

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Hilarious talk on Zombie Neuroscience by Shane O’Mara at TEDxDublin.


NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

NIMH Director Thomas Insel on working toward a new understanding of the brain.


How Stress Can Be Useful

Friday, April 19th, 2013

New research published reveals that not all stress is bad for us, and sometimes it can be helpful.


Why LOLCats Enjoy Petting

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A neuroscience experiment with mice found that specific neurons are activated when they are stroked, and all hairy mammals may be wired to enjoy it.


Lisa Kudrow and Abby Baird on the Teen Brain

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Lisa Kudrow interviews fellow Vassar alum Abby Baird about her work researching the development of the teenage brain.


Prazosin Effective for Nightmares in PTSD

Friday, September 21st, 2012

A researcher from the Mayo Clinic discusses his newly published review of literature on the use of prazosin for PTSD-related nightmares.


Orangutan See, Orangutan Do?

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Will an adorable baby orangutan learn how to get a treat just by watching how his mother does it? A primatologist demonstrates the experiment and talks about the results.


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