Semantic memory is the recollection of nuggets of information we have gathered from the time we are young.
News and information about how the mind works and why memory is such a complex affair.
Results of a simple, handwritten test can alert older adults when they should be evaluated for dementia, according to a new study.
“Time is the thief of memory,” wrote Stephen King in one of his many books. For some people, however, that is not true.
Bilingualism can strengthen the brain, a new study shows. People who spoke two languages developed dementia about 5 years later, on average, than people who spoke only one language.
Common life stressors — such as divorce, widowhood or losing a job — may increase the risk of dementia later in life, a new study of women in Sweden suggests.
People who eat breakfast tend to have a lower risk of many health conditions, studies have shown. Here's a look at the research showing why you should not skip the morning meal.
Drinking plain old water may help improve mental performance, a new study suggests. In the study, participants who drank water before a test had improved reaction times.
For both young and old people, brain stimulating activities seem to be linked with less cognitive decline late in life, a new study says.