Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults.
Scientists have more evidence that exercise improves brain health and could be a lifesaving ingredient that prevents Alzheimer’s disease.
Walking more than 4,000 steps a day can improve attention and mental skills in adults ages 60 and older, according to UCLA research published recently in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out on the highway and nearly hit a stalled car?
Brain structures that control sexual and aggressive behavior in mice are wired differently in females than in males. This is the finding of a study led by scientists at NYU School of Medicine and published online recently in Nature Neuroscience.
Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. Why? Because in many cases, gaming can do more harm than good.
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk – the way people normally talk to themselves.
If you’re the parent of an infant, diaper duty probably isn’t your favorite part of the day. But you dutifully check the contents of each one because your pediatrician told you that color and consistency of what they leave behind can tell you a lot about their health. But what does a dirty diaper have to do with your baby’s brain?
People who take simple steps to keep their heart healthy in young adulthood, such as exercising, eating a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, may keep their brain from shrinking decades later. People who take care of their heart health in young adulthood may have larger brains in middle-age, compared to people who do not take care of their heart health, according to a study published recently in the online issue of Neurology.