We fall sway to fake news because it grabs our attention through outlandish claims, suggests false memories and contains appeals to our emotions that align with our politics.
Simple policies, such as the free bus pass for older adults, not only reduce loneliness but also help older people maintain cognitive function.
Your memory may be unreliable – but that can be an advantage.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Consciousness has long been debated, particularly in the decades since devices have been used to keep people alive after brain injury. A new study suggests that some people can "wake up" after injury.
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries, and many lose the ability to emotionally connect with others. A new study suggests there's a way to help them regain their ability to connect.
Bee brains contain less than one million neurons. Despite this, new research shows the honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths, including addition and subtraction.
Brain signals might work like people navigating without a map – and it's actually more efficient than you think.
Jamie Carragher blamed a moment of madness for spitting at car passengers. But where do these moments come from?
The cheerleader effect describes the phenomenon that you appear more attractive in a group than solo - and it works for men as well as women.
Activity in the left hand side of the brain, specifically in areas of emotion, could explain why most people lean to the right before lips smack.
The animal kingdom is full of lefties and righties, although rarely is the ratio skewed as much as it is in humans. If you're wondering about your own pet, you can find out with a simple experiment.
Tough events are tough on the brain.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, but treatments are still far from successful in clinical trials. Here is what we know about the disease, and what is yet to be uncovered.
Many brain training programs are based on the principles of neuroplasticity. But a new study shows that less than 40% are backed by proof of efficacy.
How often has your own mother forgotten your name? Does she ever cycle through the names of each of your siblings – and perhaps even the family pet – before getting to yours?
The brain function of HIV-positive women who experienced childhood trauma is more compromised than that of women who are only HIV positive.