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How Movies Manipulate Your Brain to Keep You Entertained

Source: WIRED

At a recent event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists got together with filmmakers to discuss what both groups have learned.

Why do Humans Grow Up So Slowly? Blame the Brain

Source: Science

A new study suggests humans take longer than other primates to grow up because their larger brains divert energy from body growth during childhood.

Students Aren't Getting Enough Sleep—School Starts Too Early

Source: The Atlantic

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says delaying the day may help teens get more rest.

Woodpecker Bodies Cushion Collision Impact On Bird Brains

Source: Inside Science

Unique analysis shows that woodpeckers use their bulk to protect their heads.

Sleep Apnea is a Risk Factor for Strokes

Source: Miami Herald

The interruptions in breathing that characterize sleep apnea cause low oxygen levels in the blood and brain, which can lead to hypertension.