A new, simple test that can be done at home might help save the lives of people with irregular heartbeats.
Learning to sing promotes structural changes in the brain that help you learn and think quicker on your feet.
Researchers believe that chronic alcoholics may drink, in part, to alleviate a deficit in serotonin.
An Italian study found babies who grow up in a bilingual home may enjoy greater mental flexibility before they even learn to talk.
If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.
Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.
Almost all of the neurons in one area of a monkey’s brain – called the face patch – responded at least twice as strongly to faces, as they did to other objects.
Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.
In a recent study of people with spinal cord injuries, researchers found that patients exposed to low oxygen performed better than those with normal oxygen levels.
Research has shown that high blood pressure in middle age may be associated with later Alzheimer’s dementia.
When people talk about Lyme disease they talk about issues like arthritis, but Lyme can do far more damage in other areas – including the brain.
According to researchers at Stanford, people with autism may have improved math skills.
Many important studies in scientific research have been performed on animals but researchers at Stanford are now questioning the value of some of them.
Every 15 minutes sooner that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a 4 percent reduction of stroke symptoms and deaths.
In the department of “I see how you thought that,” researchers in Germany have created the highest resolution images of the whole brain ever.