Right Brain Exercises The world is awakening to the fact that there is more to the human mind's capability than what it's used for regularly. Whole brain thinking has the potential to change the world.
A brand-new pathway for neuron repair has been discovered that could have implications for faster and improved healing after nerve damage. The research demonstrates, for the first time, that dendrites, the component of nerve cells that receive information from the brain, have the capacity to regrow after an injury.
New research calls into question the very foundations of emotion science. It's a concept that had become universally understood: humans experience six basic emotions -- happiness, sadness, anger, fear, disgust, and surprise -- and use the same set of facial movements to express them. What's more, we can recognize emotions on another's face, whether that person hails from Boston or Borneo. The only problem with this concept, according to new research, is that it isn't true at all. Researchers have found that even basic human emotions are in fact not universally perceived.
The key to fighting off aging and cognitive decline doesn't necessarily come in a pill or a bottle. Instead, researchers say, the key may be a longevity gene that could fight off those "senior moments" and more serious diseases like dementi...
Interesting research on genes and dementia. Maybe we are born with the ability to stay cognitively sharp!
Consumer Reports' advice on Healthy Aging Into Your 80s and Beyond.
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The brain processes read and heard language differently. Researchers have been able to determine the affected areas of the brain using speech processing tests with the aid of functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT).
Every 68 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s disease. 14.5 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care, and the total cost of Alzheimer’s is projected to balloon from $203 billion in 2013 to $1.2 trillion by 2050. Medical science is still wrestling with cause and cure, but, as Michael Ciamarra explains, there is one treatment that seems to work: chess.