The brain is the center of the nervous system in humans and is encased in the skull. Find out more about the brain and its functions here:
With finals in full swing, it can seem like the perfect time for a panic attack. Luckily, Greatist’s got 23 tips for staying calm and collected and putting those brains to good use.
New year, new list of depressing movies nominated for prestigious awards. Ever wonder why people pay to feel crappy for two hours? Turns out we may get more out of watching sad movies than just a good cry.
Starting in March, the Obama administration will start funding for a project called the “Brain Activity Map.” Scientists say they plan to build a complete map of the human brain. Click to learn why.
It's way more than "ommmmmmms." Recent studies suggest mindfulness meditation physically changes the brain, contributing to improved memory, stress reduction, and better awareness.
It’s National Brain Awareness Week, and here at Greatist we’re celebrating by getting smarter. From flossing to playing video games, check out these 47 ways to amp up your brainpower today.
Hit the books, or hit the ground running? Exercise may also boost brainpower — no number two pencils required.
Research suggests we envy those who we have the most in common with and sometimes even find satisfaction in their misfortune.
Having trouble concentrating on the job? Learn some tips on how to stay focused at work, no matter what disruptions occur.
A new study suggests blinking causes some pretty important shifts in brain activity. Could all those blinks be the key to learning new information?