Save your eyes at night. At midnight, when your bedroom is pitch black, a text comes through that you just can’t resist. So you grab your phone, unlock the screen...and screech in horror as the blazing
Apple Watch was the most accurate Fitness trackers aren’t very accurate when it comes to measuring heart rate, especially if you’re doing a hard workout, researchers say. This could be risky for people
The cerebral cortex is widely believed to be the area of the brain where thought, cognition and the processing of complex sensory information takes place. Recently, an international team of researchers
Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.” “Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief.
Technique developed by comparing gene activity from healthy 65-year-olds with youngsters could also be used for other age-related conditions A test that can track how well a person is ageing could help
One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self. More than two decades ago,
By Fredrick Kunkle Fredrick Kunkle Reporter covering the experience of travel Email Bio Follow It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
Efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease have been disappointing so far. But there's a new generation of drugs in the works that researchers think might help not only Alzheimer's patients, also
It’s no surprise that most Americans believe in God, according to science writer and skeptic Michael Shermer. In his book “The Believing Brain,” he explains how belief was beneficial to human evolution.
ABC's hit reality series just wrapped up its 19th season earlier this week when Iowa farmer Chris Soules asked fertility nurse Whitney Bischoff to be his wife. When "The Bachelor" launched in 2002 it a
This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of General Music Journal where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block.
(CNN) — It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom. As teacher Kimmie Fink read a book featuring a Japanese character, a student brought her fingers to
The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment
The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked. As we age, our short-term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~William Faulkner At Thanksgiving many of us reflect on what we are grateful for…
As it turns out, some older people may be able to learn certain things just as well as younger people by harnessing the power of a part of the brain that young, healthy people typically don't use in the
Obesity could cause shrinkage in a brain area critical to long-term memory. An expanding waistline may lead to a shriveled brain, new research suggests. In a long-term study of people in their early 60s,
Once again, there's proof that using your noggin to work hard pays handsome dividends -- this time, in protecting brainpower as you age. And once again, research is underscoring that for brains, too, either