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What is 'brain fog,' and why are COVID-19 long-haulers more susceptible?

COVID-19 "long-haulers" – patients who had the disease and recovered but still can’t “get going” as they did before falling ill -- are some of the most at-risk for "brain fog."... Read more»

How your brain tricks you into taking risks during the pandemic

The unprecedented nature of the pandemic undermines how we process information and assess risk. Need proof? Look around.... Read more»

New study says some marketers of brain boosting supplements are flouting an FDA ban

Despite being banned, piracetam is widely available—and hugely popular—as a supplement promoted as boosting cognitive ability. Unintimidated by FDA warning letters, sellers are advertising this forbidden ingredient in online bazaars.... Read more»

Study: Long space missions may damage astronauts' brains

Astronauts who spend more than a month in space are at risk of potentially serious damage to their eyes and brain, a new study suggests.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The right-wing reptile brain, now with science!

Two recent studies find significant differences in conservative brains and in how those brains process memories.... Read more»1

Giffords may get brain treatment unavailable to injured troops

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords may receive cognitive rehabilitation therapy that Tricare, the military's health plan, doesn't cover for troops with traumatic brain injuries.... Read more»

Magnets can affect our morality

Stay away from magnets if you get picked for jury duty. It could affect how you view the defendant.... Read more»1