A new study records for the first time what happens to brain cells when patients go under.
High blood pressure may lead to brain injury and to premature brain aging, even among people with only slightly elevated readings.
Researchers find the region in the brain responsible for recognizing faces—and manipulate it for the first time
It’s inevitable that as we age, our brains get smaller. Nerves die off, losing their connections, and that leads to a thinned out network feeding our thinking functions. But brain shrinkage isn’t inevitable, according to the …
Two distinct brain networks guide our reasoning and the behaviors we ultimately undertake based on those judgments
Don’t blame older mothers for their offsprings’ developmental problems. A new study finds “there is probably much more reason to be concerned with the age of the father”
Most of us know that meditating is a great way to reduce stress. But meditative practice goes beyond taking a chill pill. Meditating is also associated with structural changes in the brain that help sharpen focus and improve …
Mild psychological distress — even at levels well below the cut-offs for, say, clinical depression or anxiety — appears to put people at higher risk of death, a new study finds
Just 10 minutes of wakeful rest may help us absorb new information into memory
Fortunately, good foster care can help neglected children catch up developmentally, in part
Women who are infected with the common cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii may be more vulnerable to suicide, a new study finds, adding to the evidence that T. gondii or Toxo, as the bug is known, may cause subtle changes in the human …
Five steps you can take now to help Mom and Dad avoid a money mess
Its spring, which means it’s the season for fresh, juicy berries. And that’s good news for your brain.