The Unexpected Thing Making You Smarter

Sweaty palms could make you smart. In a new study in the┬ájournal eLife, rats that endured a single episode of mild stress (a few hours of physical restraint) produced new neurons in a brain region called the hippocampus. Two weeks later, rats with these bonus brain cells performed better on a rodent memory test (yes, there are such things). Read the full article in Men’s Health News.