Hearing loss may be linked to the brain's inability to shut out background noises.
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A new study finds that adults' brains are still very flexible and adaptable for the learning of new skills.
The marijuana compound THC may be linked to improved memory during aging, a new study in older mice finds.
You really can get on the same wavelength as someone else: In a new study, the brain waves of high school students synced up when they were highly engaged during a biology class.
Your brain may not be the same age as your body, and an "older" brain may be linked to a person's risk of dying at a younger age, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.
Scientists have long known that the two halves of human brains perform different functions. Now, researchers look at why this is beneficial.
People who are blind really do have enhanced abilities in their other senses, according to a new, small study.
A new long-term study could show scientists how first exposures to marijuana affect the teenage brain.
After a traumatic brain injury, inflammation can spread throughout the brain and cause long-lasting damage.
Keeping your heart healthy could also benefit your brain — a new study suggests that people who have risk factors for heart disease in middle age are also at increased risk for dementia.
The chemicals in the brain linked to the pleasure people get from things like sex and drugs also play a role in how people enjoy music, a new, small study from Canada finds.
Sleep provides a time for the brain to prune synapses to ensure only the most important information is retained.
More than a dozen people in Massachusetts suddenly developed severe amnesia, but there was no clear cause of their memory loss.
Modern neuroscience is fairly inept at decoding the workings of the Atari 2600 console, a new study finds.