News and information about how the mind works and why memory is such a complex affair.
Alzheimer's afflicts millions, two thirds of them women.
Studies in animals suggest a class of Alzheimer's drugs may have detrimental affects on memory, and development of these drugs should proceed with caution, researchers say.
Researchers hope improving sleep could stall dementia.
How "in control" we feel swings wildly — and when it's high, we are actually smarter.
Memory formation in fruit flies is simpler than once thought. Could this be true for humans, too?
Sending electrical pulses into the brain may improve memory.
Men are hard-wired to remember unpleasant emotional experiences — the opposite of women.
Genes involved in cognitive decline could be involved in dementia and related diseases.
Where your brain is concerned, aging isn't a one-way street. Here are six scientifically proven ways to improve your memory.
We've all had the experience of going from one room to another in our houses and forgetting why we did so. A new psychology study shows it was the doorway's fault.
Doctors should test vitamin B12 levels when treating anyone with signs of dementia.
Scientists explore how memory and language affect creativity.
György Buzsáki focuses on how neuronal circuitries of the brain support its cognitive capacities.
Are ethicists' fears of memory manipulation drugs overblown? One researcher believes so and states his case praising memory altering research in this week's Nature commentary.
3D movies don't make you feel more immersed in a film and may give you a headache.
Turning skin cells into brain cells offers a new and potentially more direct way to produce replacement cell therapies for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.