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Brain

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Here’s what science tells us about these powerful molecules

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What medical research reveals about the reported cognitive and psychological effects

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From the placebo effect to neuron generation, your gray matter has surprising superpowers

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Harnessing the brain’s ability to adapt for a better future

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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.

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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

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

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