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.
04 August 2010, 11:05 AM ET
The dream-enacting behaviors have been linked to dementia and Parkinson's disease.
29 July 2010, 07:18 AM ET
Daydreams affect your memory. The farther away your mind wanders, in time and space, the harder it is to remember what you just did.
21 July 2010, 02:01 AM ET
That's relatively good news, as lifestyle factors could curb depression and so keep Alzheimer's at bay.
12 July 2010, 10:27 AM ET
If you want to perfect a chip shot, constant drills with your wedge may not help. Find out what will.
23 June 2010, 08:45 AM ET
The interior of the new iPhone 4 is dominated by a giant battery, it has double the RAM (512 MB) of the iPhone 3GS.
04 June 2010, 09:23 AM ET
A new study on acoustic memorization reveals a remarkable ability of the brain to recognize patterns in complex sound and noise.
01 June 2010, 09:45 AM ET
Education not only delays the early symptoms of dementia, but can also delay the development of the disease, a new study has determined.
25 May 2010, 02:04 AM ET
The key to intelligence may be the ability to remember many things at once. A new memory test can predict this IQ.
21 May 2010, 04:27 AM ET
Belly fat might increase the risk of dementia, a new study suggests
14 May 2010, 04:35 AM ET
Dementia can take away the meaning of flavors, a new study finds.
07 May 2010, 03:13 AM ET
A new "freaky" lab rat has been created to study Alzheimer's disease
22 April 2010, 07:03 AM ET
Dreams boost learning and help us make sense of the real world. A new study may be the first to show this connection between dreaming and learning.
13 April 2010, 06:40 AM ET
A new handwritten Alzheimer's test assesses cognitive abilities in older adults. The test could one day serve as a tool to help detect Alzheimer's disease.
04 April 2010, 05:39 AM ET
The brain acts like a filing cabinet to distinguish between different fears.
24 March 2010, 03:59 AM ET
Memory problems in pregnant women could be linked to higher hormone levels, study suggests.
11 March 2010, 06:04 AM ET
By scanning your brain, scientists can tell what memory you are recalling.
19 February 2010, 06:53 AM ET
Pre-deployment mindfulness training boosts working memory in soldiers, decreasing negative emotions and boosting positive ones.
18 February 2010, 07:01 AM ET
A brain mechanism that erases memories to help make way for new ones could lead to the development of memory-erasing drugs.
01 February 2010, 11:09 AM ET
People whose minds are slipping are at greater risk of stroke, a new study finds.
28 January 2010, 06:03 AM ET
Older adults get a memory boost by making use of irrelevant information.
05 January 2010, 03:36 AM ET
Once again ginkgo, when rigorously tested, proves ineffective in preventing dementia or improving cognitive function. Yet ginkgo advocates soldier on.