Chickens have the ability to present distinct personalities, outmaneuver one another, determine specific order of things and reason by deduction.
A new study revealed that the brain of women during their first pregnancy undergoes structural changes in certain regions that could usually last for at least two years after the pregnancy.
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland revealed that men who frequent to sauna baths were less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
Scientists found a link between high BMI and greater levels of systemic inflammatiion leading to decline in brain function and cognition.
New study shows that using digital platforms such as tablets and laptops for reading may make you more inclined to focus on concrete details rather than interpreting information more abstractly.
Rabbitfish have exceeded researchers expectations in terms of their ability to cooperate. A new study shows that theythey use a cooperative feeding strategy where one stands guard for protection while another is feeding.
More than 500 dog owners have contributed to a study on dog cognition and problem-solving skills that suggests dogs can be conditioned toward psychological dependence.
Insecticides may affect cognitive development in children, according to a new study.
The Mediterranean diet has been associated with lower heart disease risk and delaying diabetes, and now new research says that it may also improve brain function.
Though it is well known that air pollution raises the risk of stroke, now new research suggests that long-term exposure can even cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.
A new drug approach helped restore the memory of elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer's, and may potentially delay the onset of this debilitating disease, according to new research.
Hops - a key ingredient in beer - has been found to contain a compound that aids cognitive function in young animals, but not in old. This raises questions not only about responsible drinking, but also about potential preventative treatments for cognitive decline.
People who regularly work with "safe" solvents such as paint or degreasers face an increased risk of thought and memory problems as they age, according to a recent study.
Researchers have identified a unique mechanism that is unexpectedly effective at improving decision response accuracy. Decision making accuracy can be improved by waiting even just a fraction of a second. Waiting as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds allows the brain to focus on more pertinent information rather than extraneous matters.
The evolution of the human brain is not, contrary to popular belief, a matter of the size of the frontal lobes, argues anthropologist Robert Barton of Durham University in his new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.