By Nsikan Akpan | Jun 06, 2013 12:24 PM EDT
Nuclear testing from the 1960s helps scientist determine whether adult brains generate new neurons.
By Amy Boulanger | May 24, 2013 03:19 PM EDT
Research suggests the surprising benefits of video games in teaching children valuable skills like problem solving and leadership.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 01, 2013 03:18 PM EDT
By blocking a certain protein, scientists were able to give mice longer lives and kept their brains in cognitive shape.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 03, 2013 12:57 AM EDT
Tonal language speakers hear musical pitch more finely than English speakers- consider raising your children in Cantonese if you want them to become multi-instrumentalists.
By Makini Brice | Jan 04, 2013 02:35 PM EST
Researchers are harnessing Sesame Street in order to study how brains are shaped.
By Amber Moore | Jan 03, 2013 03:28 PM EST
The variation in school grades between boys and girls may be because girls have better attitude toward learning than boys.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 21, 2012 10:16 AM EST
It's not how smart you are but how hard you try that determines how well you do on a math test.
By Amber Moore | Nov 29, 2012 05:36 PM EST
Lower grades at school might have an association with teenage behavior problems like delinquency or lower attention levels, rather than depression.
By Amber Moore | Nov 28, 2012 11:06 AM EST
Children who get good sleep at night are more likely to have good vocabulary as they can learn and retain new words better than kids who don't get enough sleep.
By Amber Moore | Nov 24, 2012 10:52 AM EST
Researchers say that multi-touch, multi-user desks can help improve children's math skills.
By Amber Moore | Nov 19, 2012 04:20 PM EST
A Yale University study has found that children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy have poor reading abilities.
By Makini Brice | Oct 25, 2012 05:29 PM EDT
Researchers from the University of Chicago found that learning a foreign language may boost people's ability to make rational decisions.
By Makini Brice | Oct 25, 2012 01:30 PM EDT
Moderate drinking could place imbibers at risk for lower production of brain cells and decreased ability for certain types of learning.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 08, 2012 01:06 PM EDT
Learning a new language makes the brain grow, according to researchers who studied young recruits at the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy by measuring the brains of participants before and after the language training.
By Amber Moore | Sep 03, 2012 11:26 AM EDT
Obesity or overweight can lower school grades in teenagers suffering from metabolic syndrome, even when they do not have a serious health complication.