1. Brain

    How your brain is like a film editor

    A brain structure called the hippocampus may slice our ongoing lives into distinct chunks so that they can then be stored as memories.

  2. Brain

    The immune system has a say in how hard ‘teen’ rats play

    “Teen” rats like to wrestle. A new study shows the brain’s immune system might trigger changes that morph this desire for rough-and-tumble play into the calm of adulthood.

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    Less screentime linked to better memory, learning in kids

    Kids ages eight to 11 spend an average of 3.6 hours a day on screens, a new study shows. But the best thinking scores come from kids who average fewer than two hours a day of screen time.

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    Health & Medicine

    Teens’ cell phone use linked to memory problems

    A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory test.

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    Football and hockey don’t necessarily doom players’ brains to serious damage

    A broad look at the brains and behavior of retired pro football players and hockey players finds no signs of early dementia.

  6. Brain

    Body heat due to exercise may reduce hunger

    Why aren’t animals hungry after a workout? Brain cells that control appetite may sense the exercise heat — and keep you out of the kitchen, a new study finds.

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    Soccer headers may hurt women’s brains more than men’s

    Women sustain more brain damage from heading soccer balls than men, a new imaging study indicates.

  8. Brain

    Taste good? Senses inform the brain — but don’t tell everyone the same thing

    Whether something tastes appetizing depends on what a host of different sensory nerves collectively tell the brain. Warning: Sometimes they aren’t dependable — or even truthful.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: Taste and flavor are not the same

    What’s behind a food’s flavor? More than what we taste, it turns out.

  10. Brain

    Scientists Say: Ventral striatum

    The ventral striatum is an area of the brain that plays an important role in mood, learning and addiction. It has a lot of dopamine, a chemical messenger.

  11. Brain

    Belly bacteria can shape mood and behavior

    Our guts and our brains are in constant communication with the goal of managing a whole lot more than food digestion. Their conversations can affect stress, behaviors — even memory.

  12. Brain

    Not all social media sites are equally likely to provoke anxiety

    Most teens are on social media. Could these sites cause anxiety? A teen checks it out — and finds big differences.