Several studies have shown that cognitive functions – including memory, attention, multitasking – can be trained.
We do a lot of things every day that most of us never stop to think about. Here we talk about three normal human behaviors - well, common at least - and provide some explanations for why we are the way we are.
100 million Americans rode a bike last year, but only 5% cycle at least twice a week. This is a vast difference to European cities such as the Netherlands, where over 99% of the population are regular cyclists. The latest findings suggest that cycling might not only be good for our physical health
Did you know your stomach has a significant influence on your mental health? Research clearly indicates that certain foods can boost our brain power and help you stay mentally healthy long into old age.
If you’re too impatient, you might make quick decisions with huge consequences. If you’re too patient, you might pursue the wrong options for too long, wasting vast stretches of your time. The question is, where can you find the right balance in this fast-paced life?
Professor Falkenstein is a researcher and physician at the Leibniz Research Centre in Dortmund, Germany. Here he tells us about the PFIFF project, which he’s been conducting for the past four years. The aim of the project is to help older workers stay mentally fit and keep their brain at their maximum.
When was the last time you curled up on the couch with a good book? Many of us only find the time to read while travelling, yet the average person watches television for more than two hours a day. Why is it that we don’t indulge in enough good books?
Birth rates are at an all time low in developed countries thanks to the rising costs of living and the economy, but the only age group that did see an increase in birth rate was women 40 to 44 in the last four years.
Stress is an unpleasant component of life. We all experience it from time to time, and we all try to come up with ways to cope - some with more success than others. So what exactly is stress doing to your body and your mind? And how can you learn to better cope?
We need to smile more because everyone likes being smiled at. Smiling and laughing boost well-being, but as we make the transition from childhood to adulthood, we often forget to smile as much as we used to. Here we talk about the benefits of a smile and what you can do to get in the mood more often.
Can you train your brain to fight depression? A new meta-study suggests that patients with depression can indeed really benefit from brain training.