Brain

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Welcome to the Brain & Behavior Blog

My name is Chris and I received my Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of…


Do you wilt or thrive under pressure? Genetics offers part of the answer

When we are under stress, a variety of biological processes are taking place.…


5 Forks

The 5 Stages of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting isn’t just a weight loss strategy or a hack that…


Why lack of sleep awakens the munchies

Marijuana-induced munchies have provided us with our fair share of laughs in…


The Sleep Hygiene Habits That Might Help You Score More Zzzzs

You’ve put on your PJs and you’ve cuddled into bed, but hours later you’re…


Deep Sleep Detoxifies Your Brain - Cerebrospinal Fluid For the Win

Another piece of the puzzle explaining sleep’s effect on our mental health and…


Fasted Parent: What Do You Do When Your Child Wants to Fast Like You?

Several months ago, my seven year old daughter declared that she was going to…


Asian woman having emotional stress.

Feeling blue? It could be your diet.

TLDR? Here’s the takeaway: A healthy diet with lots of fruits and veggies…


This Is Your Brain on Cigarettes. How and Why to Quit.

Rebecca started smoking when she was 16 years old. At 33, she was diagnosed…


Mother and son exploring park, focused on a leaf.

How to Reclaim Our Dwindling Attention

Our attention is a precious resource granted to us through evolution. But…