A comparison of two different fitness routines shows that both can have an anti-aging effect on the brain in seniors -- but only dancing gives rise to a measurable difference in behavior.
Want to ace that test tomorrow? Here's a tip: Put down the coffee and get some sleep. Your memory will thank you.
Have to remember something - anything from a job to do to a map view to a password clue? Your best bet may be to draw yourself a picture.
We know that sleep is crucial for learning and memory - but exactly how the brain forms long-term memories not well understood.
There is no rest for a baby's brain, because while infants sleep, they are reprocessing what they have learned.
Depressive thoughts are maintained for longer periods of time for people with depression, and may even reduce memory.
It's a trick salespeople often use to remember your name - they repeat it back to you. Turns out the method is backed by science.
Does closing your eyes really help you remember something more clearly? According to some researchers, that may be the case.
Will your young baby actually remember happy times the next day? Researchers studying infant memories say they might.
A team of neuropsychologists have shown that even a brief sleep - a power nap - can significantly improve retention of learned material in memory.
Music has an uncanny way of bringing us back to a specific point in time, also called a reminiscence bump.
Want to be happy? Your facial expression might be able to help you more clearly remember good times -- and bad.
To explain more about Alzheimer's, the Mayo Clinic's Glenn E Smith, PhD, shares some of his knowledge about this mental illness.
A peek inside the brains of professional musicians has given researchers what may be links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory.
Is your relationship moving toward marriage? If it isn't all as romantic as you hoped, you may not be able to admit it.
We know sleep is important tool for enhancing memory and learning skills - and now, some light has been shed on the role between dreams and memory.
Your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserting them into the past, reports a 2014 study. In terms of accuracy, the brain's no video camera.
Your diet goes well until you catch sight of a cupcake or smell some cookies fresh out of the oven. Sensory cues trigger cravings that crumble resolve and, before you know it, you’re on a sugar high.
How can you help your child through nightmares or night terrors? Parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley answers.
A scientific team has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's.