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Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain's ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so. Courtesy of Akili hide caption

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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

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Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

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Trying To Remember Multiple Things May Be The Best Way To Forget Them

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How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

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Engaging, mentally stimulating work is good for the brain, scientists say, whether you get paid to do it or not. Running a household can be as mentally demanding as running a company. iStockphoto hide caption

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Scent Bar, in central Los Angeles, is home to over 700 niche fragrances — several of which are neatly arranged here. Courtesy of LuckyScent hide caption

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The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

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Opening statements are delivered in June 1990 in the Central Park rape trial in New York in this artist's rendering. The defendants — including Yusef Salaam (from left), Antron McCray and Raymond Santana, shown here — were convicted and imprisoned in part on what were later found to be false confessions. A new study shows it's surprisingly easy to implant memories of committing a crime. Marilyn Church/AP hide caption

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When he was 59 years old, Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Five years later, he is speaking publicly about his experience, even as his symptoms worsen. Courtesy of Greg O'Brien hide caption

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

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The Star-Spangled Banner — the flag that inspired our National Anthem — on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Hugh Talman/Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History hide caption

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Debra Jenson, 2, hanging from a hook in her grandmother's kitchen. "Over the next 35 years, I watched each of my cousins, then my own children and my cousins' children be dangled from that hook. Between the photo and watching it happen to others, this is a powerful 'fake memory' for me." Debra Jenson/Instagram hide caption

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