Monty Python" star Terry Jones has a little-known form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia.
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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.
The mind-body connection is more than just a catchphrase: A new study finds that increased levels of stress are indeed linked to greater risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Is it a foregone conclusion that we can't help closing our eyes during a sneeze? Not quite, researchers say.
Researchers find that a decrease in gray matter in aging brains could explain why older people take fewer risks than younger people.
At one extreme, the self is a made-up construct arising from our complex brains. At the other, the self is a soul or spirit that can survive death.
Exercising aerobically may lead to changes in the size of certain parts of your brain, a new study finds.
The active ingredient in the drug ecstasy will be studied in large-scale clinical trials for the treatment of PTSD.
Spiritual feelings may activate the same areas of the brain as other rewarding and pleasurable experiences, like love, sex and drugs.