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The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Are Microbes Stealing Your Mind?

Could bacteria hold the answer to an Alzheimer’s cure? Some researchers say yes.<p><i>Time moves in one direction, memory in another. — William Gibson</i><p>One …

Your brain is protecting you: How we purge bad memories

New findings from the National Institutes of Health could have real implications for how we treat anxiety disorders<p>Bret Stetka<p>August 6, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses …

Neuroscience

Here's what happened when scientists erased memories of using meth in mice

This has proved extremely difficult for researchers and patients alike, as even with the best rehabilitation therapy and the most supportive friends and families, many addicts of psychostimulant drugs —methamphetamine, cocaine, and MDMA — relapse soon after therapy ends, often because the memory of …

University of Florida

Sleep on your side to ward off Alzheimer's disease: New study

Sleeping on one's side, as opposed to other positions such as on one's back or stomach may more effectively remove brain waste, reducing the chances …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

Sleeping Posture Linked To Brain Disease

Why Is This Important?<p>Because it’s another reason to stop sleeping like a serial killer.<p>Long Story Short<p>Researchers have discovered that sleeping on your side may help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.<p>Long Story<p>Sleeping in the lateral, or …