brain science

The science of curiosity
Focus

The Science of Curiosity 

The thrill of curiosity can motivate us to learn—or it can send us hurtling into rabbit holes and habit loops. Dr. Judson Brewer breaks down what this inner drive has to do with shifting our most ingrained habits. Read More

  • Judson Brewer

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Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day - Illustration of an eye within a symmetrical diagram
Calm

Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day 

Our ability to pay attention is unreliable when we’re under stress. In her new book Peak Mind, neuroscientist Amishi Jha explores cutting-edge research on elite soldiers revealing how mindfulness training protects our attentional resources, even in the most high-stress scenarios imaginable. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 25, 2021
Your Brain Secretly Works with Other Brains
Calm

Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains 

Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett explains some of the ways your brain is constantly changing itself (usually without your awareness) as you interact with other people. Read More 

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • September 16, 2021
Compassion

How Your Brain Falls for the Wrong Ideas 

Our own cognitive biases, combined with a fast-paced chaotic environment, wear down our ability to discern false narratives from facts. Amishi Jha explains the science on how to shift away from divisiveness and boost your brain’s resilience. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • July 8, 2021
Get Your Energy Back with These Adrenal Health Tips
Compassion

Why Our Brains Love Gossip 

Dacher Keltner, director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, explains how gossip can be a social practice that works for the greater good. Read More 

  • Dacher Keltner
  • May 27, 2021