When we disagree with our group, our brains make note of it to change our opinion later.

Research finds that our brains actively track our group’s opinion and then make sure we fall in line. Photo by Andrew Moca/Unsplash.

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Research finds that high achievement cultures can kill the love of learning. Photo by Annie Spratt/Unsplash

Eye blinking is the missing link between fitness and brain function.

An exercise class stretching their arms.
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If we can do math while dreaming, what other problems might we solve?

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It can be hard to tell when someone is lying by their expression, but new research finds we can hear it in their voice.

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Letting our thoughts drift can actually help

Mind-wandering is an important cognitive process for innovators. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

New research finds that people who love zombie and post-apocalyptic stories were better prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Yohann LIBOT on Unsplash

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