Research suggests that to maintain a healthy brain, we should tend our gut microbiome.
Neuroscience supports the notion that an escape from conventional perspectives can be a gateway to spectacular insights.
One dose of ibogaine was shown to dramatically reduce depression and PTSD.
Prolonged and repetitive tasks rewire us in profound ways – which can be a force for good at work.
I also can’t conjure sounds, smells, or any other kind of sensory stimulation inside my head. This is called “aphantasia.”
Researchers are finding signs of multiple phases of sleep all over the animal kingdom. The ‘active’ sleep phases look very much like REM.
It could perform a speech recognition task with 78% accuracy.
The heart's rhythms may play a larger role in shaping psychedelic experiences than previously thought.
Between the hedonic and eudaimonic life, there's a happy medium to be found.
The aging brain is networked differently.
There are three kinds of memory that all work together to shape your reality. Neuroscientist André Fenton explains.
It has already been trialed in people and could give us a better way to analyze and stimulate the brain.
Even before birth, our brains are taking note of the languages we hear.
Lab experiments showed Caribbean box jellyfish are quick studies of their environment.
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The modern attention economy hijacks our ability to focus, but an ancient technique offers a means to get it back.
Combining years of neurological research and mindfulness techniques, Dr. Heather Berlin helps us better understand how the body’s most complex organ can easily be misled into negative thinking - and how we can stop that from happening.
While executive function matures between 18 and 20 years of age, the brain keeps changing long afterward.
Various environmental phenomena can play tricks on our brain.
Lucid dreamers may have “privileged access to their inner world,” with “heightened awareness... to the outside world.”
Katie Kermode — a memory athlete with four world records — tells Big Think about her unique spin on an ancient technique to memorize unfathomably long lists of information.
What a long strange trip it's been.