Brain Function

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.

Whether you’re looking to rev up brainpower, calm racing thoughts, or boost overall happiness, the solution might be in a pair of gym shorts. Read on to learn how moving our bodies can benefit our brains.
Professional, student, or parent, it's not just freshmen that are brushing up on their learning skills this Fall. Turn these tips into habits to keep the mind razor sharp and ready to soak up any new information.
Bikram Yoga
A new study tested women's cognitive function after both yoga and aerobic exercise. The researchers found yoga increased attention span more than a quick run. Time to head to the yoga studio?
What happens after you puff-puff-pass? Greatist explores the brain’s reaction to Mary Jane, both immediately and in the long term.
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).

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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).
What happens after you puff-puff-pass? Greatist explores the brain’s reaction to Mary Jane, both immediately and in the long term.
Bikram Yoga
A new study tested women's cognitive function after both yoga and aerobic exercise. The researchers found yoga increased attention span more than a quick run. Time to head to the yoga studio?
Professional, student, or parent, it's not just freshmen that are brushing up on their learning skills this Fall. Turn these tips into habits to keep the mind razor sharp and ready to soak up any new information.
Whether you’re looking to rev up brainpower, calm racing thoughts, or boost overall happiness, the solution might be in a pair of gym shorts. Read on to learn how moving our bodies can benefit our brains.

If the typical goals of trimming waist lines, burning fat, and improving heart health aren’t enough motivation to squeeze in a workout, h

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