Brain area that can be `trained` to improve multitasking skills identified

Researchers have identified the area of brain that is involved in multitasking and how people can train it to be better at the skill.

Remembering mistakes helps speed up learning

A new study has revealed that memories of the errors made the first time helps learning a task faster.

Frequent marijuana use leads to memory problems, low IQ in teens

A new study has revealed that frequent marijuana use can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ in teenagers and young adults.

Brain function in elderly better during daytime

A new study suggests that older adults are good at multi-tasking during daytime, be it learning a friend`s telephone number to conducting complex tasks such as reasoning, comprehension and learning.

Major drug breakthrough achieved for Alzheimer

Treatment for Alzheimer has taken a major step forward, as new drug compound has been found that turns the cognitive discrepancies of the disease.

Walking speed may help predict dementia: Study

A recent study has revealed that walking speed and constant forgetfulness of a person can give away the early signs of dementia.

Brain next frontier to treat obesity

Therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning could lead to better treatment of obesity and dementia, says a study.

New method to erase pain

It is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity with a new method that rekindles pain so that it can subsequently be erased, says a study.

Bigger brain space leads to lesser confusion between similar memories: Study

A new research has revealed that there would be less confusion between similar memories, which overlap physically in the brain, if the brain area responsible for them is larger.

Your brain may not be wired to play stocks

Do not curse yourself if you have not made moolah in the stock market so far. Your brain is just not wired to predict market bubbles.

Keep yourself stress-free with 25 minutes of meditation

A new study has revealed that 25 minutes of focused meditation for three consecutive days affects people`s ability to be resilient under stress.

Fish can remember up to 12 days later!

Contrary to the popular belief that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds, scientists have found that a popular aquarium species can remember the location of tasty treats up to 12 days later.

How computers `remember` things

How does your computer recall things and perform logical operations? It is all thanks to the "moving" metal particles in memory components, finds new research.

People with episodic amnesia have sense of time

Are people with episodic amnesia really "stuck in time" as is widely assumed? No, asserts a new research.

Researchers use hit music to unlock secrets of how memory works

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have attempted to use hit music tunes including those by Elvis Presley, Abba and the Spice Girls in order to unlock the secrets of how memory works.

Poor cardiovascular health linked to memory, learning deficits

The risk of developing cognitive impairment, especially learning and memory problems, is significantly greater in people with poor cardiovascular health, a new research has found.

Depression in elderly associated with Alzheimer`s risk

A new study has revealed that depression builds up beta-amyloid plaque in the brain that could cause Alzheimer`s in aged people.

Sleep well to learn well

You must have heard and read that sleep helps strengthen and consolidate memories. Now, researchers show how it works.

Red wine, dark chocolates may boost memory too

For red wine lovers, some good news is around the bar. An anti-aging substance found in red wine and dark chocolates may enhance memory too.

High blood pressure in middle age could affect memory in old age

A new research has found that high blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in whether blood pressure in old age may affect memory and thinking.