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What power does to your brain and your body

Is the old adage that "power corrupts" really true? Science suggests it can be, but who you are, where you live, and what you hold dear also matter.
It's one of the oddest sensations.

What science says about why we get déjà vu

There have been a few different theories over the years.

Peter Thiel is betting on magic mushrooms to treat depression — and he’s not the only one

A company Thiel funded called Compass Pathways plans to start clinical trials of psilocybin for depression within the first 3 months of 2018. They're not alone.

There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

A small study suggests that aerobic exercise changes the makeup of the microbes in our gut that play a role in our levels of energy and inflammation.
Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki

A neuroscientist is trying to create tailored ‘exercise prescriptions’ for aging to keep the brain sharp

Wendy Suzuki says working out will "change the trajectory of your life for the better." Her forthcoming startup might dole out exercise prescriptions.

Why we cry — the evolutionary science behind our natural reaction

We asked Professor Sophie Scott, who studies the cognitive neuroscience of human communication, to explain why humans cry.

A surgeon inspired by ‘Frankenstein’ claims he has completed the first head transplant on a corpse

An Italian neurosurgeon named Sergio Canavero said he did the world's first human head transplant on a corpse in China. Experts doubt it.

I took a neuroscientist’s advice for saving money, and it’s transformed my finances

The neuroscience of decision-making says choices are mentally draining. The insight has been life-changing when it comes to managing money.

The age your brain matures at everything — it isn’t even fully developed until age 25

Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already knew — the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25.