Aging in harmony: why the third act of life should be musical

Without exception, playing music has value for people of all ages. However, for older adults, learning to play a musical instrument offers significant cognitive benefits.

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

OLGA KHAZAN, in her book, "Learn Better," explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language: The cognitive benefits of multilingualism

It doesn't matter if it's Spanish, Arabic, French or even sign-language. Concentrated efforts to learn a second language will be rewarded with new cognitive skill acquisition and a delay of cognitive decline in old age.

The Secret to Creativity - According to Science

You may think people are born with innate talent and creative personalities. It just isn't so. Everyone, throughout life, can learn how to become more creative and imaginative.

The Science of Accomplishing Your Goals

During the holiday season, many of us are preoccupied with setting goals, forming new habits and affirming resolutions for the New Year. Following through with these self-promises is not always easy considering how much the brain loves routine over novelty. Don't get stuck in a rut. Follow this advice to change up the way your brain thinks and to get a leg up when it comes to accomplishing your goals.

How Curiosity Changes Your Brain

Become more curious. Your brain can help you do it.

How to Become a 'Superager'

If you want to maintain a nimble brain, use it until it hurts. Sudoko and crossword puzzles are not the path to brain vitality. Instead, concentrate your efforts on activities that push and tire your mental efforts.

Life-Long Learning is the Human Condition

The brain is constantly changing and each new thing we learn changes the physical structure of our brain.

Your Incredibly Challenging Job can be Brain-Boosting.

Do you have a job that can help forestall the effects of Alzheimer's disease? Two recent studies talk about the job attributes that can protect you from cognitive decline.

What London Taxi Drivers Can Teach Us About Our Brains

What if you could select a career that would grow your brain? London taxi cab drivers have done just that. Learn why these cabbies experience positive brain changes on the job.