Declining weight during ageing linked to cognitive impairment

People having a greater weight loss during ageing are at an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which affects the memory, language, thinking and judging capacity of an individual, says a new study.

The smarter you are, the healthier is your life
The smarter you are, the healthier is your life

The study supports an existing theory, which says that those with better overall health are likely to have higher levels of intelligence.

Brain's memory capacity 10 times more than thought

Our brain may have 10 times more memory capacity than what is commonly estimated, suggests new research.

Norway varsity study says men find the direction, women remember the place

Carl Pintzka, doctor and PhD candidate at the Institute for neuroscience at University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway, has conducted a study with about 40 men and women testing their memory and sense of direction.

Rely on aerobics for healthy brain function: Study

 Young adults who have greater aerobic fitness also have greater volume of their entorhinal cortex, an area of the brain responsible for memory, research showed.

Aerobics ups brain power

A new study has highlighted the importance of physical activity and aerobic exercise for the healthy brain function.

Walking could enhance memory skills in older adults

Walking or jogging can enhance memory and cognition in older adults, according to a new study.

Sleeping for eight hours can enhance memory

A new study suggests that sleep after new learning activities may help improve memory.

Get eight-hour sleep to enhance memory

Do you want to better remember new names and faces? Go, hit the sack. According to researchers, people are better at remembering faces and names if they get eight-hour sound sleep after seeing those faces and names for the first time.

Depression can damage your memory

People with depression or even healthy people with a depressed mood can be affected by depressive thoughts.

Getting forgetful could be sign of dementia

 Do you often misplace your belongings or forget why you came upstairs? Such memory problems could signal the early stages of dementia, warns a recent study.

Jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer's memory loss

Glutathione deficiencies produce redox changes in brain cells. Redox reactions involve the transfer of electrons, which leads to alterations in the oxidation state of atoms and may affect brain metabolism and inflammation.

Reward and daytime nap boost memory

Giving children rewards and allowing them a short nap after a period of learning can significantly boost their ability to remember new facts and skills for a long period, new research suggests.

Repeating aloud to another person boosts verbal memory

Repeating in one's head without gesturing was the least effective way to recall information.

Anti-cancer drug may sharpen memory

Researchers have found that a drug used in cancer therapy could also sharpen memory and help those with dementia by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive.

Decoded: How brain perceives social threat interactions

In a first, scientists have recorded a glimpse of the brain remembering and recalling the memory of negative social interactions.

Anti-cancer drug may sharpen memory, treat Alzheimer's

There is good news for people with poor memory. Researchers have found that an anti-cancer drug currently being tested in animals may make it easier to learn a language, sharpen your memory and help those with Alzheimer's disease.

New brain implant to treat people with memory loss

Researchers have developed a brain implant that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones and may help dementia sufferers and brain-damaged patients retain their memory.

Mother's malaria can affect memory in offspring

 Malaria infection during pregnancy may result in learning and memory related problems in offspring, suggests new research.

Childhood brain tumours affect working memory of survivors

 Survivors of childhood brain tumours have lower working memory performance in adulthood compared to healthy adults, new research has found.