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Age Wise

Some old brains look and work like those of twenty-somethings

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That strange sense of feeling younger than you are is very common

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YOUR POOR PANDEMIC BRAIN

Your executive control center has helped your mental health survive the pandemic thus far. Here’s how to strengthen it for the future.

Illustration: Carolyn Figel


Good Question

What research says about how it works in the brain — and the many conditions it may be useful for

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The Nuance

How expectation, emotion, and other neurocognitive factors affect our perception of pain

Illustration: Kieran Blakey for Elemental


It’s not b.s. — the practice really can strengthen your mind like a muscle

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Your Poor Pandemic Brain

The toll a year of loneliness, stress, fear, trauma, and loss takes on the structure and function of the brain

Animation: Carolyn Figel for Elemental


The Nuance

Anger does not look, act, or feel like other negative emotions. Therein lies its power.

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The Nuance

New research may shake up science’s understanding of the brain and consciousness

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New technology could be a game-changer for neurological disorders

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