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Scarlett Johansson in a scene from the 2014 motion picture "Lucy."

We use only 10% of our brains? It's a myth

"The entire brain is active all the time. The brain is an organ. Its living neurons, and the cells that support them, are always doing something," writes Princeton's Sam McDougle.

Psychological treatments deserve closer scrutiny, researchers say

Psychological treatments deserve closer scrutiny, researchers say

More research is needed to find out why some treatments (including talk therapy and CBT) are effective for some but not others, they say.

Stroke rates and deaths from stroke are on the decline, study finds

Stroke rates and deaths from stroke are on the decline, study finds

Despite the good news, researchers caution that there are many forces at work — including obesity — that could reverse the positive trend.