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2012-03-08 06:13:53

Stress is a term commonly used today, and we know it can have an impact on one’s mental and physical well-being. Now researchers are saying it may affect your memory too!

2012-03-08 00:52:49

Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level.

2012-03-08 00:51:33

A new study suggests that age-associated improvements in the ability to consider the preferences of others are linked with maturation of a brain region involved in self control.

2012-02-29 14:11:06

People with schizophrenia who completed 80 hours of intensive, computerized cognitive training exercises were better able to perform complex tasks that required them to distinguish their internal thoughts from reality.

2012-02-13 23:13:22

It’s Valentine’s Day, he forgot to bring flowers, and somehow that painfully sad look on her face is simply not registering in his mind.

2012-02-09 00:52:52

Life shrouds most choices in mystery.

2012-02-02 07:44:24

Over the first few years of life, human cognition continues to develop, soaking up information and experiences from the environment and far surpassing the abilities of even our nearest primate relatives.

2012-01-23 13:16:49

In the classic film "12 Angry Men," Henry Fonda's character sways a jury with his quiet, persistent intelligence.

2012-01-16 10:41:51

Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike.

2011-12-14 11:50:42

Researchers from the University of Bristol have discovered that a chemical compound in the brain can weaken the synaptic connections between neurons in a region of the brain important for the formation of long-term memories.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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