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All of us are walking around with the capacity of the entire internet in our skulls, according to a recent study on neural computing power. That’s about ten times the capacity previously thought to be the brain’s upper limit. Researchers with the Salk Institute used a brain imaging technology called “advance microscopy” [...]
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Standing desks have grown in popularity as an alternative to the sedentary office lifestyle that recent studies have shown is slowly but steadily killing us. Standing in intervals boosts metabolic metrics like calorie burn and blood flow--perhaps not significantly, and not as a replacement for exercise, but enough to make [...]
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If you want to reduce the effects of daily stress on your emotions and outlook, be of service to others. That’s the finding of a study that tested how small, helpful gestures throughout the day provide a significant boost against the negative impacts of stress. The study included 77 adults, ages [...]
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The science is clear that regularly eating a diet high in saturated fats is damaging to your heart, but it may also be devastating to your brain. That’s the finding of new research that focused on the effects of consuming hefty portions of saturated fat on the connections between brain cells. The [...]
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When it comes to creative thinking, having less is the key to doing more.
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Cut your inner supervisor some slack -- it's solving a lot of puzzles every day.
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Every so often, science throws nice guys a bone. Since every claim made on behalf of nice guys, no matter how scientific, must overcome the time-tested truism that “nice guys finish last,” we’re allowed to receive these bones with some skepticism (this example included). Nevertheless, here’s the latest one: a study [...]
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The pace of scientific change accelerates more every year, and 2015 saw its share of major studies across several categories of brain science and psychology. This Top 10 list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (and it isn't ranked in any particular order), but is rather a survey of the top research [...]
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While we’re scrambling around trying to find the “right” gift for people in our lives, recent research offers a different way to frame the challenge. Instead of always looking for something that accurately reflects the personality and interests of the receiver, try finding something that says something about yourself. This is, [...]
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Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death in older adults by 14 percent, claims a major new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The results expand a growing understanding of the potential for loneliness to damage physical health along with psychological health. What the research team found is that perceived [...]
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Is the NFL doing enough to protect the long-term brain health of its players?
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Science and tech writer working at the intersection of cognition and culture.
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David DiSalvo is a science writer and public education specialist who writes about the intersection of science, technology and culture. His work has appeared in Scientific American MindPsychology TodayForbesThe Wall Street JournalChicago TribuneMental FlossSlateSalonEsquire and other publications, and he is the writer behind the widely read blogs, Neuropsyched, Neuronarrative and The Daily Brain. He is frequently interviewed about science and technology topics, including appearances on NBC Nightly News and CNN Headline News. 
David has also served as a consulting research analyst and communications specialist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several public and private organizations in the U.S. and abroad. His first non-fiction book, What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite, has been translated into 10 languages and is available worldwide. His second nonfiction book, The Brain in Your Kitchen, is available in e-book format at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. His latest book,Brain Changer, is available at all major booksellers. 
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