By Jonathan Weiss | Mar 16, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
By suppressing a specific area of the brain using non-invasive electric stimulation, researchers have enabled people to become more creative in tests designed to examine the ability of the brain to think outside the box.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 09, 2013 08:48 AM EST
A new study found that older adults who have spoken two languages all their lives score higher on cognitive flexibility tasks than those who only spoke one language.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 07, 2012 01:20 PM EST
Researchers suggest that "chemo brain" may have more to do with the stress and fatigue caused by the disease rather than the result of chemotherapy.
By Makini Brice | Oct 11, 2012 10:55 AM EDT
It doesn't take a genius IQ to love chocolate, but evidently geniuses are more likely to eat large quantities of the dark gold.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT
Children of women who had high blood pressure or "hypertension" during pregnancy may lose their mental skills quicker throughout their lives compared to those whose mother had healthy blood pressure, according to new research.
By Makini Brice | Sep 18, 2012 03:57 PM EDT
For men, even the thought of interacting with a woman was enough to cause cognitive impairment.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 14, 2012 01:54 PM EDT
Scientists have successfully restored and, in some cases, enhanced decision-making ability in brain-damaged monkeys on cocaine by connecting a prosthetic device to their brains. This breakthrough may one day help restore cognitive ability in people who have cognitive deficiencies due to brain disease or injury.