06 August 2008, 05:21 AM ET
By sapping energy reserves (i.e. burning calories), exercise spurs the body to protect its most precious, and energy-demanding, organ: the brain. Scientists have found this is an example of "good stress;" it starts a chain of events that make us smarter,
14 July 2008, 01:01 PM ET
Babies group information to remember it better, just like adults, a new study found.
07 July 2008, 11:25 AM ET
Noise in brain increases with age, could be sign of normal functioning.
09 June 2008, 07:32 AM ET
The brain of a woman who died at age 115 showed little sign of dementia.
30 May 2008, 08:22 AM ET
A swingin' social scene staves off memory loss in older people, a new study suggests.
27 April 2008, 08:00 PM ET
People can only remember three or four things at a time.
15 April 2008, 08:00 PM ET
Men are more likely than women to have problems with memory.
24 March 2008, 08:00 PM ET
Diet and exercise can often substitute for medication.
03 March 2008, 07:00 PM ET
Butterflies and moths can remember stuff from their times as caterpillars.
25 February 2008, 07:00 PM ET
Being engaged in political activities can boost systems in the brain.
22 February 2008, 03:38 AM ET
In the future, proteins could be your computer's "hard drive."
22 January 2008, 04:06 AM ET
Older adults who have trouble remembering also have trouble imagining.
11 January 2008, 06:14 AM ET
Improving your memory could be as simple as moving your eyes from side-to-side.
07 January 2008, 05:07 AM ET
A short nap could help lock in fleeting long-term memories.
03 December 2007, 05:10 AM ET
Young chimps can remember numerals better than human adults.
26 November 2007, 02:51 AM ET
Digitally altered photos can alter people's perceptions and memories of events.
15 November 2007, 09:00 AM ET
New research supports sleep's key role in memory formation.
04 November 2007, 05:59 PM ET
Elderly adults can focus their attention just as well as young people.
15 October 2007, 01:00 PM ET
Rate of brain cell growth declines in younger adults, continues through old age.
04 October 2007, 08:01 AM ET
A stress hormone could help your brain seal in memories.
29 September 2007, 08:00 PM ET
Cockroaches are not morning types, a study suggests.
17 September 2007, 01:03 PM ET
While resting, infants show active brain regions.
13 September 2007, 06:08 AM ET
Limited connections between brain cells challenges memory theories.
05 September 2007, 04:39 AM ET
Why we remember bad events better than good ones.
20 August 2007, 08:13 AM ET
Memory associated with movement stronger than visual memory for felines.
02 August 2007, 05:04 AM ET
The brain is a tough nut to crack. But the payoff is huge.
31 July 2007, 05:32 AM ET
Scientists find connection between smoking marijuana and psychotic behavior.
12 July 2007, 10:04 AM ET
Researchers find two brain areas involved in emotional memory suppression.
02 July 2007, 05:24 AM ET
Researchers develop drug that blocks biochemical pathways in the mind.
01 July 2007, 03:01 PM ET
The brain can alert us of past mistakes in under a second.
28 June 2007, 08:25 AM ET
The finding could explain why working out makes you happy.
21 June 2007, 12:28 PM ET
They categorize things in the right order better than the sighted.
21 June 2007, 10:01 AM ET
First-borns and those raised as eldest sibling have higher IQs than younger siblings.
10 June 2007, 05:59 AM ET
New study predicts 106 million people with AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s by 2050.
07 June 2007, 10:01 AM ET
Brain's hippocampus may play big role in causing bouts of deja vu.
05 June 2007, 07:29 AM ET
Concussions sustained by pro athletes may lead to mental health problems.