Monkeys never paid much attention to mirrors, until they finally figured out how to use them.
If you're careful about not being so bored that you lead yourself down dangerous paths, boredom can actually have fantastic mental benefits, spurring ideas and creativity as you're pushed by the dullness to do something.
A man in Italy who was in what doctors call a minimally conscious state for nearly two years unexpectedly regained full consciousness and the ability to talk.
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
It doesn't happen often, but a new study finds that occasionally people wake up during surgery. Continue reading →
Some patients who are in a coma may be aware of their surroundings even though they can't visibly communicate with others, and now, scientists have found a new way to help identify these patients.
We've all said, at one time or another, that we were "scared to death" by something freak-out-worthy. But unless we were speaking from beyond the grave, we weren't being literal. Can we actually get dead from sheer fright?
Are you good at using multiple devices at once? Your gray matter may be thinning... Continue reading →
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