How To Sleep Better AND Improve Memory 26%

People in the study slept better and their memory was boosted. Special sounds during sleep can improve sleep and boost memory, new research finds. The gentle sounds were timed to coincide with natural ‘brain waves’: the waves of electrical activity…

The gender similarities hypothesis

There is a popular notion that men and women are very different in their cognitive abilities. The evidence for this may be weaker than you expect. Janet Hyde advances what she calls the ‘gender similarities hypothesis‘, ‘which holds that males…

The Type Of Food That Destroys Cognitive Function

Some foods have an negative effect on cognitive function and, potentially, eating habits. Diets high in saturated fats can slow brain function, new research finds. Saturated fats have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, an area of the brain which…

This Is The Mental Hallmark Of Depression

Why negative thoughts make some people depressed, while others quickly dismiss them. “Sticky thoughts” are the hallmark of depression, research finds. Bad things happen to most of us at some point, but some people take it worse than others. This…

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