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Why can’t a person tickle himself?

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a research fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, explains. The answer lies at the back of the brain in an area called the cerebellum, which is involved in monitoring…

How Sleep Makes Your Mind More Creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative? It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the…

Why Teenage Brains Are So Hard to Understand

When Frances Jensen’s eldest son, Andrew, reached high school, he underwent a transformation. Frances’s calm, predictable child changed his hair color from brown to black and started wearing bolder clothing. It felt as if he turned into an…

7 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age

There’s mounting evidence that some of the best things you can do for your brain are also some of the best for your body. A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, published in the…