By Peter Sergo | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 10:42
Researchers embedded tricks into their tests and found that people with superior autobiographical memory reported false memories despite being exceptional in retaining a certain type of knowledge.
By John Ericson | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 21:06
Scientists say that a cat's meow is nonspecific and incomprehensible — so even if you think you understand it, you really don't. Sorry cat owners.
By Matthew Mientka | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:00
Poor planning skills emerge as a problem as early as preschool for children from low-income families, a new study finds.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 05/31/2013 - 20:37
Checking your Facebook profile provides a temporary self-esteem boost, but decreases motivation to perform well on cognitively demanding tasks.
By Jonathan Weiss | Sat, 03/16/2013 - 11:48
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 | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:20
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 | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:55
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 | Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:30
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 | Tue, 09/18/2012 - 15:57
For men, even the thought of interacting with a woman was enough to cause cognitive impairment.
By Christine Hsu | Fri, 09/14/2012 - 13:54
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.