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Rewire Your Head, Change Your World

In partnership with our friends at<p>Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., insists he’s not one of the most influential people in the world, but that may be one of the few …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Be Prevented, Only One Exercise Per Day and Your Memory Will Be New

Alzheimer’s is one of the most common degenerative diseases around the world, usually affects very old people, however, there have been cases of …

Dementia

Blood test detects Alzheimer's before symptoms appear

A group of researchers is close to developing a blood test that can detect Alzheimer's disease long before symptoms appear. The test will be …

Dementia

Me and Mario: robots that care

Mario is an assistive robot. He communicates with patients suffering from dementia and can talk to them, play music and provide them with daily news.<p>Currently under trial in Ireland, the UK and Italy, researchers are testing him at St Brendan's care centre in Loughrea in the west of Ireland. The …

Dementia

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Humanity

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

Mindfulness

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

<b>To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.</b><p><b>Buddha</b><p>You …

Mindfulness

What if we have got it wrong on Alzheimer's?

Leading researchers say these repeat failures are a required part of the scientific method.<p>But a small group claim those researchers are refusing to …

Dementia

How your sleep position impacts your brain health

Sleeping on your side may be better for your brain. Learn how the position you sleep in could help protect your mind.<p>Do you sleep on your back, side …

Why Our Ancestors Were Protected From Alzheimer’s

A pair of Harvard researchers is challenging what we think we understood about Alzheimer’s—and might have stumbled on a big clue for a …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

Alzheimer's researchers win brain prize

<b>Four dementia scientists have shared this year's 1m Euro brain prize for pivotal work that has changed our understanding of Alzheimer's disease.</b><p>Profs John Hardy, Bart De Strooper, Michel Goedert, based in the UK, and Prof Christian Haass, from Germany, unpicked key protein changes that lead to this …

Dementia

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

This one spice can help improve your memory, says science

Curry tonight, anyone?<p>As if we needed another excuse to order a Saturday night curry, research has just revealed that a popular spice in Indian …

Kale, other leafy vegetables may make your brain seem 11 years younger

Look into your salad bowl and think: If a fountain of cognitive youth were flowing in there, would you return every day?<p>In research that gives new …

Nutrition

Brain workout: Can aerobic exercise help improve Alzheimer’s symptoms?

Aerobic exercise may be more effective than other types of exercise in mildly delaying and slightly improving Alzheimer’s symptoms, according to a …

Study suggests collectivism is associated with particular pattern of brain connectivity

Brain scientists in Russia have found preliminary evidence that collectivism is associated with a unique pattern of brain connectivity.<p>“Cultural …

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not …

Creativity

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain

5 Warning Signs Someone Has Dementia

<i>“Can I remember exactly when I ‘lost’ my husband? Was it the moment when I had to start tying his shoelaces for him? Or when we stopped being able to</i> …

Dementia

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

Creativity

The missing Alzheimer's pill

When it comes to some of the biggest diseases America faces in the future, our drug system is set up to fail. What needs to happen?<p>If there’s a dream of what a new drug is supposed to do, it might look something like Kalydeco. In 2012, the new light-blue pill from Vertex Pharmaceuticals rocked the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Symptoms Worsened by Canola Oil—and It Could Cause Onset of Dementia, Scientists Warn

Cooking with canola oil is extremely common, but a new study might make you think before subbing it in for the ever-popular olive. Researchers from …

We are on the path to reversing the damage caused by Alzheimer's

A Better Shot<p>For more than three decades, experts have understood that a gene variant called ApoE4 can greatly increase the risks of the degenerative …

Neuroscience

Are You a Divergent Thinker? Take This Simple Paper Clip Test to Find Out | Inc.com

I love the word <i>metacognition</i>. It means to <i>think about thinking</i>, and it's a favorite topic of mine because it can really help motivate us, find success, or advance a cause. It's not navel-gazing, and it's not just being analytical. It's a process of understanding why we think, how we think, and what …

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

The Brain

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity | Inc.com

If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on a trail and make friends with some trees. That's because time in nature literally changes brain …

Humanity

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

The Brain

Heartbreaking picture shows how progression of Alzheimer’s affected woman’s mind

A devastating image shared on Reddit has shown how a man’s mother deteriorated due to Alzheimer’s – via her crocheting.<p>The image showed how the …