You’ve heard to start studying foreign languages (and music and reading and memorization skills and more) at a young age, when your brain is better prepared to retain that information. New research suggests a drug typically used to combat epilepsy and bipolar disorder could help us retain that skill even as we age.
July 16, 2014 • 5:00 AM • Share
German researchers report positive changes in the brains of recent retirees who learned how to create visual art.
July 7, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
Dust off your pens and notebooks. A new study finds laptops make note-taking so easy it’s actually ineffective.
April 25, 2014 • 3:26 PM • Share
The public murder of a young woman near her home in Kew Gardens made the bystander effect a household term in 1964. Now, fifty years later, it can be used to illustrate another psychological phenomenon: the surprising fallibility of memory.
March 13, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
There’s a name for that.
September 12, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
New research suggests details of decisive games fade more quickly from the memories of the losing team’s fans.
October 18, 2011 • 3:14 PM • Share
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