Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.
Psychological phenomena have long been thought of as universal. But it turns out scientists may have been blinded by their own culture.
Using simple strategies, parents and teachers can help stimulate linguistic and other cognitive development in children.
To counter the unbalanced effects of the digital age, reading literature is the key.
Spontaneous mirror writing by both left- and right-handed children has long remained a mystery. Recent studies of brain processing and writing have led to an unexpected explanation.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
The affective domain - motivation, interest and values and their inter-relationships - forms an integral component in facilitating learners’ construction of physics knowledge.
Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
Brain games, learning languages, rowing? Beware of snake oil salesman claiming we know it all.
Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
A new study suggested that menstruating does not impact a woman's mental performance. But the relationship between hormones and the brain isn't that simple.
The science is still hazy - but our abilities are clearly affected during the recovery period.
Feel like something will be easy to remember? Your prediction may be influenced by how clearly the information was presented in the first place.
Born in the 1950s, the concept of an artificial neural network has progressed considerably. Today, known as "deep learning", its uses have expanded to many areas, including finance.
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
There are very few approaches that examine all aspects of the complexity of urban design and development. Ergonomics, human factors and sociotechnical systems methods offer a way forward.
The early use of poison is one more indicator of an advanced repertoire of behavioural and technological traits that have characterised our species from the earliest times.
Rats were less able to find food after only three days on a diet high in sugar and saturated fat. So could a bad diet also be affect the human brain?
Are we in a race against climate change? Or is it a war? How does thinking of the past or the future affect your support for the science? Researchers are learning how metaphors and context matter.