By Anthony Rivas | Jun 18, 2013 01:59 AM EDT
Researchers injected a drug-like chemical into mice, which was found to improve their memory. They hope it can be used as a starting point for human drug development.
By Lizette Borreli | Jun 11, 2013 04:40 PM EDT
One cup of cherries a day can lead to better sleep and even combat age-related diseases and cancers.
By Chris Weller | Jun 07, 2013 01:04 PM EDT
Women are better than men at remembering faces because of enhanced facial scanning, which allows them to store particular facial traits in their episodic memories.
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 Matthew Mientka | Jun 05, 2013 04:05 PM EDT
A heart condition may hasten the mental decline of elderly people, a new study suggests.
By Anthony Rivas | Jun 02, 2013 03:35 PM EDT
A recent survey of almost 20,000 adults found that having certain healthy behaviors is associated with better memory.
By Susan Scutti | May 23, 2013 01:57 PM EDT
For a holiday all about remembering and honoring the dead, Memorial Day Parades are the ultimate way to create memories.
By Susan Scutti | May 20, 2013 03:06 PM EDT
A study from the University of Oxford suggests that B vitamins decrease atrophy in posterior brain regions that are crucial in Alzheimer's.
By Anthony Rivas | May 14, 2013 10:03 PM EDT
Cognitive training programs, such as the brain games found on Lumosity, have been shown to improve the executive function of breast cancer survivors who had undergone treatment, according to a new study.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 24, 2013 11:42 PM EDT
Shakuntala Devi, the witty and world-renowned ‘human computer,’ has died at age 83. Her record-breaking computational abilities as a self-taught mathematician puzzled memory researchers, though she suggested that anyone could develop arithmetic skills like hers.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 17, 2013 09:34 PM EDT
Neuroscientists reversed memory loss in nerve cells of the sea snail Aplysia californica, a development that may eventually lead to therapies for Alzheimer’s disease, age-related memory decline, and learning disabilities.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 09, 2013 09:16 PM EDT
Rosemary aromatherapy can help boost prospective memory–- a new study finds that smelling a compound in the herb’s essential oil called 1,8-cineole, or eucalyptol, can help people remember tasks.
By Makini Brice | Jan 28, 2013 06:42 PM EST
Fight or flight: those are two general animal responses to the feeling of fear.
By Makini Brice | Dec 14, 2012 01:16 PM EST
Sexual arousal can interfere with short-term memory, according to a recent study.
By Makini Brice | Nov 22, 2012 10:06 AM EST
Researchers found that drug rosiglitazone, commonly used to fight diabetes, has helped to improve memory.