Brain

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.

Is the Monday crossword puzzle getting harder or are we just getting duller? From flossing to playing video games, check out these 47 ways to amp up your brainpower today.

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Long-term stress can do a lot of damage to our bodies, but recent research suggests short bouts of stress may actually boost our brainpower and immunity.
A new study suggests the taste of beer, even without the intoxicating effects of alcohol, triggers the release of dopamine in the brain (making us crave more).

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.

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Not everyone will reach nirvana after a few “Om’s.” But could meditation be a way to boost brainpower?

A new study suggests the taste of beer, even without the intoxicating effects of alcohol, triggers the release of dopamine in the brain (making us crave more).

Some bodies like it hot, especially when trying to fight off germs. When the heat is on, the body creates an environment where germs find it hard to survive.

What do NBA players and rocket scientists have in common? They’re all really smart. Find out why scientists are saying thinking skills matter in sports.

Long-term stress can do a lot of damage to our bodies, but recent research suggests short bouts of stress may actually boost our brainpower and immunity.

Let's get it on— turns out there are scientific reasons why sex can reduce stress.

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