Humans are phenomenally talented at remembering faces. (Names, sometimes -- not so much!) DNews examines how the brain works its face-processing magic.
If you think your brain already has all the space it needs for memories and other info, you're right. It has that with room to spare. But file this nugget in your high-capacity noggin: We may have been lowballing it all these years.
New calculations of the brain's memory center shows it can hold one the same amount of information contained on the World Wide Web.
The human brain often seems to be messing with us. For example, we're often able to remember tons of useless stuff, but the stuff we WISH we could recall perfectly just disappears. Hey, brain, what gives?
Things we do every day -- like driving to work or making coffee -- are handled by the brain in a kind of "blah blah blah" mode that's distinct from when our grey matter knows it needs to flip the switch to "On."
No one needs a reason to have a glass of wine, but a little vino can do the body good.
While Americans have an admirable tendency to focus on the positive, historians say it's critical to also remember tragedy.
No, you're not crazy: Monday and Friday are just used more often in pop culture than the other days. Continue reading →
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