27 April 2011, 12:55 PM ET
In the sleep-deprived brain, some neurons may go temporarily "offline."
20 April 2011, 02:06 PM ET
Learning an instrument as a kid could protect against age-related mental decline.
19 April 2011, 06:50 PM ET
Study finds the antidepressant imipramine, known as Tofranil, increased the number of brain cells in mice by 70 percent.
15 April 2011, 03:46 PM ET
Sudden gullibility could be a sign of brain damage caused by dementia.
15 April 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Researchers have discovered the area of the brain associated with embarrassment by studying those who lack it: people with dementia.
15 April 2011, 09:45 AM ET
A thumbnail-sized brain tissue may explain those rosy cheeks and sweating palms.
14 April 2011, 06:29 PM ET
Obese individuals who undergo weight loss surgery may boost their memory.
23 March 2011, 03:51 PM ET
Certain foods remind us of past meals with loved ones.
22 March 2011, 01:09 PM ET
Being widowed may raise the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to genealogical research.
17 March 2011, 12:37 PM ET
According to some researchers, memory-enhancing drugs like those in the new movie "Limitless" are just around the corner. Can our brains handle it?
08 March 2011, 12:06 PM ET
A short snooze before cramming for a test might help you ace that exam.
04 March 2011, 05:47 PM ET
Now, scientists can use the neurons to test Alzheimer's disease drugs with the hope of slowing memory loss.
03 March 2011, 02:01 PM ET
Changing levels of a naturally occurring brain enzyme can erase or enhance memories.
18 February 2011, 12:11 PM ET
The human brain is big but shrinking...Teen brains are not fully formed...And brains are wrinkly and use loads of energy.
18 February 2011, 11:56 AM ET
Top prevention tips worth their weight in wits.
11 February 2011, 10:28 AM ET
Our minds become accustomed to a task, so taking a break can help us re-engage in a longer task, a study indicates.
31 January 2011, 07:54 AM ET
With only 40 minutes of walking, three times a week.
26 January 2011, 06:01 AM ET
Injections Can Improve Rat's Memory Even Two Weeks After Learning
13 January 2011, 12:17 PM ET
Relatively tough-to-read fonts improve learning, according to a new study.
21 December 2010, 08:10 AM ET
Children with autism may have a harder time than other kids searching for items, such as a particular food in the grocery store, or keys inside a house.
12 December 2010, 03:35 AM ET
Curiosity may not always be about a love of learning.
06 December 2010, 07:13 AM ET
Drinking a moderate amount of caffeine might step up your smarts, but that benefit decreases the more you drink
29 November 2010, 04:03 AM ET
The brain needs learning, memory and attention to do everything from typing to playing the guitar
10 November 2010, 10:07 AM ET
By demanding visual attention, the game can block out gruesome details of a traumatic event in our minds.
03 November 2010, 06:30 AM ET
The damaging effects of Alzheimer's may have their roots a particularly vulnerable area of the brain and then spread to other regions.
26 October 2010, 10:28 AM ET
Patients who experience a sepsis infection are at risk for mental and physical impairments later in life.
14 October 2010, 08:04 AM ET
Tests improve people's ability to link pieces of information together, according to a new study.
13 October 2010, 10:05 AM ET
Walking about a mile a day can increase the size of your gray matter, a new study shows.
11 October 2010, 06:49 AM ET
Many scientists say the criteria Alzheimer's are in need of an extreme makeover.
10 September 2010, 11:21 AM ET
Number lines show how well kids understand math concepts.
06 September 2010, 10:17 AM ET
Men more likely than women to experience memory problems in old age.
02 September 2010, 12:50 AM ET
Researchers still looking at the apparent link between the two illnesses.
01 September 2010, 10:02 AM ET
Reading daily may help keep dementia at bay.
31 August 2010, 04:09 AM ET
Age makes us forget who we told what.
09 August 2010, 05:42 AM ET
When the brain's fear center, the amygdala, isn't working, another region compensates and allows the brain to form new fear memories
05 August 2010, 08:02 AM ET
The same part of the brain that's in charge of processing our senses is also responsible, at least in part, for storing emotional memories, a new study suggest.