Rest up! New research finds we remember things best in the morning

It might be useful to set some reminders for things you intend to do later in the day

A sweeping study shows that "brain training" games are not effective

These games are popular and fun, but there is no evidence that they improve cognitive function

Even short-term exposure to pollution can reduce mental performance

New results from the Normative Aging Study highlight the connection between air pollution and cognitive function

Why does COVID-19 often cause brain fog?

Low oxygen supplies in the brain make it difficult to think and carry out every day activities

Octopuses sometimes punch fish out of spite

The mysterious behavior appears related to collaborative hunting and hints at complex emotions

Monkeys can predict human behavior

The ability to perceive and understand how others might react to a situation is not unique to humans

Do people realize when they get distracted?

New research tests people's awareness of their own awareness

Children with musical education gain greater self-control

Ability to delay gratification may help explain the benefits of musical training

Lead poisoning hits low-income children harder than their affluent neighbors

Children living in poverty suffer greater cognitive and physical effects from lead exposure than children from richer families, even if they live in the same area

person in a lab coat holding a white lab rat

 Anna Marchenkova in Wikimedia Commons

Rats love hide and seek

Studying play in animals could allow scientists to answer important questions about decision making, social behavior, and even theory of mind.

There won't be a cure for Alzheimer's disease in our lifetime

A century of research later, and we're still not sure what causes it

Do animals hear music? "The Evolving Animal Orchestra" follows a decade on the beat

Macaques, chimps, and one very smart bird take Henkjan Honing down a winding path