Children show improved ability in their math skills when they are trained to practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks.
A number of patients in intensive care units for non-brain-related illnesses may suffer from cognitive dysfunction. Inflammation that occurs as a result of infection and problems with oxygen flow to the brain which occur when breathing is affected, could contribute to cognitive impairments.
While the effects of sleep deprivation are well known, researchers discover sleeping too much could have a detrimental effect on your brain. A new study reports sleeping more than eight hours per night can reduce cognitive ability and reasoning skills.
Sleep deprivation appears to be more detrimental to working memory in females, a new study reports.
A new study from the University of Exeter adds to growing evidence that embarking on daily challenging puzzles can help protect brain function later in life. Researchers report older people who complete a daily crossword have brain function equivalent to people ten years their junior when it comes to grammatical reasoning and short term memory accuracy.
A new study reports the effects of hormone therapy on a woman's memory and mental skills is negligible, regardless of how soon it is given to postmenopaual women.
Researchers report the frontoparietal network plays a key role in why humans have superior reasoning skills.