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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From 12-Step Programs to Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, there’s no shortage of ways people approach treatment for addiction. But could exercise really help the healing process?

Greatist puts a new brain-training app to the test. Find out if games that improve memory and concentration are really the route to genius status.

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

Tofu and tempeh may not have cut it a million years ago. Researchers suggest eating meat was essential for the human brain to develop.

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.

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