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Why the Stressed Brain Falls Back on Old Habits

In an effort to save energy and cognitive resources, the stressed brain prioritizes old habits and routines over purposeful, deliberative action

Distressed dogs tend to repeatedly lick their forelegs and paws. Happy and healthy dogs also do…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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