cognition

dirty air

Air Pollution Can Make Us Dumber, Study Finds

Seniors and men are especially vulnerable to cognitive decline due to dirty air.
Becky Ferreira
8.28.18
fake news

Is This Photo Real or Fake?

We're really bad judges, according to a new study.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.18.17
Opinion

Bodies Are the Key to Human Intelligence—What About Machines?

Most AI researchers are currently missing a central piece of the puzzle: embodiment.
Ben Medlock
3.14.17
Weed

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.
Madison Margolin
11.8.16
violence

How Video Games Unwittingly Train the Brain to Justify Killing

Young children have unprecedented access to violent movies, games and sports events at an early age, and learning brutality is the norm.
Teodora Stoica
11.3.16
Canada

Why Scientists Are Playing Nursery Rhymes for Babies While Scanning Their Brains

New research explores the limits of human consciousness and cognition.
Kate Lunau
9.6.16
dogs

Dogs Know When You’re Giving Them Half-Assed Praise, Study Says

Canine brains respond to tone and pitch, just like ours.
Sarah Emerson
8.29.16
News

IBM's Latest Patent Trove Looks to Make Computers More Humanlike

A number of the tech giant's patents granted in 2015 focus on imbuing our machines with more human traits.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.13.16
Gaming

3D Video Games Can Improve Your Memory

A new study found that being immersed in a 3D game stimulates the hippocampus.
Clinton Nguyen
12.8.15
Science

Are We Stuck With the Brains We're Born With?

Neuroplasticity may not be quite the super power some believe it can be.
Will Storr
11.17.15
mental health

We All Hallucinate! Just Some of Us More Than Others

Understanding the mechanisms that give rise to psychosis could help us find a better cure for it.
Emiko Jozuka
10.12.15
Gaming

​The Video Games That Are Good for Your Brain

In the right dosages, these games could improve attention, basic perception, and decision making.
Emiko Jozuka
10.1.15
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