How can a decrease in memory accuracy be minimized when people are trying to recall information or answer a series of questions over a relatively long period of time?
Daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, even in people over the age of 80, according to a new study by neurological researchers from Rush University Medical Center that will be published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology on April 18.
Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork.
For children with dyslexia, the trouble begins even before they start reading and for reasons that don't necessarily reflect other language skills. That's according to a report published online on April 5 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that for the first time reveals a causal connection between early problems with visual attention and a later diagnosis of dyslexia
The number of people with dementia is expected to double to 65.7 million in 2030 and more than triple to 115.4 million in 2050, according to a new World Health Organization report released on Wednesday.
Scientists found that men who drank two pints of beer or two glasses of wine before solving brain teasers were quicker in delivering correct answers.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists report that they have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain. Theirs is one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence and to specific aspects of intellectual functioning, such as verbal comprehension and working memory.
Montreal, April 10, 2012 - Did I remember to lock the back door? Did I turn off the stove? Were the lights still on when I left the house this morning? Such minor doubts are part our daily mental chatter. But for the over 650,000 Canadians who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),
What we do with our emotional memories and how they affect us has a lot to do with our gender, personality and the methods we use to regulate our feelings, according to new study.
Federal regulators approved a new imaging test that can help doctors detect brain plaque in patients with cognitive decline caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
People who have had a history of frequent dental x-rays, particularly at a young age, have an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most common type of brain tumor in the United States.
A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the two-and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin according to a new research.
Depressed individuals with a tendency to ruminate on negative thoughts, i.e. to repeatedly think about particular negative thoughts or memories, show different patterns of brain network activation compared to healthy individuals, report scientists of a new study in Biological Psychiatry.
One of the most frustrating challenges for some stroke patients can be the inability to find and speak words even if they know what they want to say. Speech therapy is laborious and can take months. New research is seeking to cut that time significantly, with the help of non-invasive brain stimulation.
Sleep plays a powerful role in preserving our memories. But while recent research shows that wakefulness may cloud memories of negative or traumatic events, a new study has found that wakefulness also degrades positive memories. Sleep, it seems, protects positive memories just as it does negative ones, and that has important implications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.