The Proof that Noise Hurts and Silence Heals

Constantly being bombarded by noise is a stressor for the brain. Silence nourishes the brain giving it time to rest and recover.

Why Your Memory Sucks: The Science of Remembering in the Internet Age

Because we no longer commit information to memory the way we once did, we are literally changing the structure of our brains. Relying on technology and the internet for information we used to store in our heads is the principle reason for this change.

Trouble with Memorizing? Try These Strategies!

There are many tricks and strategies that you can use to help your brain remember information.

Want to Enjoy a Long Happy Life? Live Near Trees, Say Researchers

Hiking through a forest, camping in the woods or savoring a natural…

Chronic Inflammation in Middle Age May Lead to Thinking and Memory Problems Later

Researchers report those who experience chronic inflammation during middle may be at increased risk of developing cognitive and memory disorders during old age.

Signs of Memory Problems May Instead Be Symptoms of Hearing Loss

Researchers report signs of memory problems in old age may be a result of hearing loss and not a neurodegenerative disease.

When Adolescents Give Up Marijuana, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Maybe it is time, once again, to speak to kids about their pot usage because evidence shows marijuana use among adolescents negatively affects cognition.

Is Soda Bad for Your Brain? (And Is Diet Soda Worse?)

Many people are addicted to sugar, especially to regular and artificially-sweetened sodas. How these sweetened drinks affect the brain might just encourage you to replace your sugary beverage with a better go-to option, water.

Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

Sometimes getting the right amount of sleep seems like an impossible task. If we sleep too little, our eyes are like paperweights fighting to stay open, and if we sleep too much, we walk around like zombies unable to function. Getting the right amount of sleep during the night affects how we think, feel, and perform the following day. Inadequate sleep can disrupt our memory, learning, creativity, and emotional stability, as well as our physical health. According to the article in the New York Times, "Cheating Ourselves of Sleep," sleep affects our metabolism, heart, and every tissue in our bodies. Check out this article to find out just how important it is to get the right amount of sleep!