Brain Scans Show Signs Of Cognitive Decline Before Symptoms Appear

Neuroscientists from the University of Geneva have devised a technique that reveals evidence of cognitive decline prior to the onset of symptoms — an indication that deterioration in the brain happens before we're able to pick up on cognitive deficiencies. » 10/07/14 6:00pm 10/07/14 6:00pm

A new study suggests it's all downhill after our mid-twenties. By comparing the performance of 3,305 StarCraft 2 players aged 16 to 44, researchers say we reach the peak of our cognitive motor performance at the age of 24. On the positive side, they say older plays can still find ways to compensate. » 4/15/14 2:40pm 4/15/14 2:40pm

Lifting weights slows down memory loss

A surprising number of studies are showing how important exercise is to staving off the effects of aging, including cognitive decline. What these discussions never include, however, are descriptions of the types of exercise that get the best results. And this vagueness, plus fears of having elderly people engage in… » 7/16/12 4:30pm 7/16/12 4:30pm

Giving an old bee a youngster's job causes brain rejuvenation

Researchers at Arizona State University have successfully reversed brain aging in honeybees, by giving them responsibilities that are typically handled by much younger members of the hive. The change in occupation appeared to trigger a series of youth-restoring chemical processes in the bees' brain —processes that… » 7/05/12 2:43pm 7/05/12 2:43pm