Criminal defense attorney Lisa Wayne weighs in on James Holmes trial. Media is calling for release of documents.
This week, health care professionals and scientists from around the world met in Vancouver to present the latest cutting-edge research on Alzheimer's disease for the annual Alzheimer's Association International Conference. There was a lot of buzz about new studies, including drug advancements that could be potential treatments in the future. But for the average patient with Alzheimer's, or for their caregivers, it's easy to get lost in the abundance of abstracts and scientific minutia.
Where "global knowledge" was once essential for leaders, IBM's 2010 Global CEO Study cited "creativity" as the most important leadership quality for the future. This is one of many signals that the business world is evolving out of the "Information Age," where left-brain technical skills, knowledge and expertise were king.
What does it mean to manage your own brain?
Why do some people flourish, seemingly resilient to all that life throws at them, while others are vulnerable and at risk of serious problems like anxiety and depression?
Quick: What's the fattiest system in your body that has two halves and weighs between 2 and 4 pounds?
You sit down with your boss for your annual review. Despite mostly positive feedback, a single criticism lodges in your head and leaves you feeling lousy all week long. Sound familiar?
Ten things to know about love and romance, from why we fall hard to why we cheat.
Men in their 70s and 80s may be more likely than women of the same age to develop the memory loss and cognitive problems that often herald Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.
If there's one big lesson I've learned over the past decade while training thousands of health and wellness coaches and coaching many clients, it's this: An organized mind enables full engagement in a health-giving style of life.
When Darla Arni's mother began showing the first signs of dementia 16 years ago, Arni worried she was doomed to the same fate.
It was hot at 3 a.m. in a small town in North Carolina, and there wasn't a lot for a group of teenagers to do. So, Hillary Tillotson, her brother and three other guys sneaked under a fence to go swimming at a private pool down the street. Only Tillotson and her then-boyfriend kept their clothes on, she said.
A recession loomed large in the nation's rear-view mirror. The economic recovery, still fragile, was marred by chronic unemployment, especially for workers whose jobs had been erased by technological innovation.
In March, astronaut Mark Kelly gave an update on his wife, Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
In January, a bullet fired from point-blank range tore through her brain. Just last week, she was seen walking, albeit with effort, up the stairs of an airplane.
You don't have to be a Buddhist monk to experience the health benefits of meditation. According to a new study, even a brief crash course in meditative techniques can sharply reduce a person's sensitivity to pain.
I am having significant memory problems that my M.D. thinks are due to depression, but I wonder if such severe problems can be accounted for by depression. I have had dysthymia my whole life. I admit I have a lot of stress in my life and may even be more depressed than I have been in the past, but I have never had these problems before. Here are some examples of things I forget on a daily basis (multiple times a day, actually) : not knowing why I'm in the car driving, not able to remember longtime friends' names, my dog's name, can't remember the names of common objects, putting keys, laundry, etc. in the refrigerator. This is affecting my professional and personal life. Could this really be just depression?
With my 3-year-old twins in tow, I navigated several steep flights of subway stairs, managed four train transfers, and arrived safely at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. I took photos of them in front of the giant Apatosaurus skeleton and imparted (probably erroneous, but who cares?) facts about the Jurassic era. I am the best. Mother. Ever!
British researchers reported Friday that two controversial treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome appear to be more effective than a third, more commonly accepted treatment, and none of them appears to be linked to major safety problems.
They are the irritating jingles from car insurance commercials that get lodged in your head when you're trying to concentrate. Or the motivational soundtracks you hear when you're jogging, even when you've left the iPod at home.
Last week, I answered a question about the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Today I want to talk a little about how dementia is treated.
Scientific research has finally caught up with the lifework of my family. For three generations, we have been exploring, questioning, experimenting, passing along our findings from parent to child. We are not neuroscientists or psychologists, like those who have come after us. We are simply...nappers. A nap, where I come from, is sacred.
Whether you're innately tidy or not, find strategies tailored to how you think.
Potential cancer vaccine! Possible anxiety treatment! Scientific studies looking at potential therapies for physical and mental illness often sound exciting -- that is, until you read further and realize they're in mice.
In the fight against memory loss, nothing is certain, doctors say.
When mothers speak to children, it's often in a singsong tone. That's no coincidence, scientists say, given that music and language are so intricately linked in the brain.
James Cameron and members of his technical crew describe the process of creating the characters of "Avatar."
Now the highest-grossing film ever, "Avatar," has captivated millions of viewers with its picturesque scenery, extraterrestrial battles, and nature-loving, blue-skinned aliens.
Post-traumatic stress is estimated to afflict more than 300,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, but until now, it's been labeled a "soft disorder" -- one without an objective biological path to diagnosis.
In the shimmering fantasy realm of the hit movie "Avatar," a paraplegic Marine leaves his wheelchair behind and finds his feet in a new virtual world thanks to "the link," a sophisticated chamber that connects his brain to a surrogate alien, via computer.
Ginkgo biloba has failed -- again -- to live up to its reputation for boosting memory and brain function. Just over a year after a study showed that the herb doesn't prevent dementia and Alzheimer's disease, a new study from the same team of researchers has found no evidence that ginkgo reduces the normal cognitive decline that comes with aging.
An experimental system is letting a paralyzed man turn his thoughts into the beginnings of real-time speech, according to researchers.
My husband, age 39, was diagnosed with manic depression/bipolar disorder approximately two years ago. He suffers from recurrent bouts of depression and is currently in a depressive phase. He does not have very many manic phases at all. His short-term memory is getting progressively worse. Lately he cannot seem to remember how to get to places that he had just visited two or three days before. This has happened three times in the past week alone. Is there a correlation between recurrent bouts of depression and memory loss? I would question the medications as a factor, but he has not changed meds in many months and the episodes of memory loss have been in recent weeks. I would appreciate any information you can give me, as the primary caregiver you can imagine that this whole ordeal is very difficult.
Psychological trauma may leave a visible trace in a child's brain, scientists say.
Henry Molaison, known as H.M. in scientific literature, was perhaps the most famous patient in all of brain science in the 20th century.
Film producer Peter Katz doesn't just want his horror movies to scare you. He wants to pinpoint how frightened you are down to an exact moment in a scene.
Scientists are one step closer to knowing what you've seen by reading your mind.
A U.S. professor claims he has identified the parts of the brain that help to make someone a good leader.
Can't find your keys ... again? Whether your momentary memory loss is linked to doing too many things at once or just a bad case of menopausal brain fog, you don't have to put up with it.
Anyone fond of coming home to a chilled glass of Chardonnay to help wind down may soon be dreaming of the front door keys rather than a corkscrew. The pleasure is due to a hot new field of design called neuroarchitecture.
The choir made up of singers with neurological conditions and carers, perform led by Carol Grimes and pianist Dorian Ford.
When Nina Temple was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000, then aged 44, she quickly became depressed, barely venturing out of her house as she struggled to come to terms with living with the chronic condition.
What was the name of that guy with that stuff in that place with those things? Don't you remember?
Your left brain is logical, linear, by-the-numbers; the right side is creative, artistic, empathetic. Oprah Winfrey talks with Daniel Pink about his groundbreaking book, "A Whole New Mind", and explores how right-brain thinkers are wired for 21st-century success.
The size of a specific part of the brain may help experts pinpoint when autism could first develop, University of North Carolina researchers report.
A new study links the size of a toddler's brain and autism. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
The intrusive voices popped into William "Bill" Garrett's head. "They're coming for you," the voices told the 18-year-old. "Find somewhere to hide; they're going to get you."
When Julian Asher listens to an orchestra, he doesn't just hear music; he also sees it. The sounds of a violin make him see a rich burgundy color, shiny and fluid like a red wine, while a cello's music flows like honey in a golden yellow hue.
In 2004, a 25-year-old Englishman named Daniel Tammet took his seat in an auditorium in Oxford and proceeded to recite the value of pi to 22,514 decimal places. He speaks 12 languages, including Icelandic (which he learned in a week) and Mnti (which he invented). And he's written two books.
When presented with a juicy cheeseburger, cinnamon bun, or other tempting treat, women may have a tougher time reining in their desire to eat when they are on a diet than their equally hungry male counterparts.
Not too long ago, millions of postmenopausal women were taking estrogen as part of hormone therapy to protect their hearts, prevent cancer, and keep their brains sharp.
Video games activate reward the regions of the brain in men more than women, according to a Stanford University study published online in February 2008 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research.
A May 2008 study in the Journal of Neuroscience finds that losing just one night of sleep makes the brain unstable and prone to sudden shutdowns.
Blanche Danick may be 86 years old, but she's pretty hip. She keeps up with all the latest health news, and a while back, she called her daughter wanting to know whether she should start taking the herb ginkgo biloba. She'd heard it might stave off Alzheimer's disease.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that suggests ginkgo biloba doesn't work in preventing Alzheimer's disease.
I'd barely crossed the threshold of middle age. As a journalist, I was invested in staying smart and quick, mistress of my good brain and sardonic tongue. But almost overnight, I found that I was missing critical information -- the names of people and places, the titles of books and movies.
Can Google make you smarter? Is the more you Yahoo, the better? A new study suggests that searching online could be beneficial for the brain.
(CNN)-- Can Google make you smarter? Is the more you Yahoo, the better? A new study suggests that searching online could be beneficial for the brain.
One night last spring, Conor Mather-Licht was celebrating the end of his freshman year in college. Out to dinner with friends, he started to read the menu, but couldn't.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a procedure where patients are awake during brain surgery.
Researchers are studying whether blood pressure drugs can be used to treat Alzheimer's.
Patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease who performed better on a treadmill test had less atrophy in the areas of the brain that control memory
Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women
A new study shows that patients in nursing homes with brighter lights do better than those in dimly lit facilities. Why?
A popular purveyor of atheism ventures into brain science, with a study that he contends is the first to show how the brain processes belief
A new study finds that the brains of kids with ADHD mature more slowly than average. The question is, do they catch up?
It's wartime, and an enemy doctor is conducting painful and inevitably fatal experiments on children.
Jeff Hawkins was just another junior engineer at Intel in 1979 when he stumbled across an issue of Scientific American magazine that would illuminate a path to what would become his life's work.
Close your eyes for a minute and envision all the romantic parts of the human body.
Think scams happen only to other people? Wake up and smell the coffee. By Donna Rosato, Money Magazine
A young man in a white physician's coat and a bow tie is walking toward us down the sidewalk, a plastic five-gallon bucket swinging from his hand.
Mention Artificial Intelligence and most people are immediately transported into a distant future inspired by popular science fiction.
Heaven or Hell? In the first of a three part series CNN hears how some scientists believe the future will be better than our wildest dreams.
MEAP, ITBS, CRCT, TAKS. There are scores of acronyms in educational testing, but these four-letter terms stand for far more than No. 2 pencils and pages of tiny circles.
When Larry Goldstein was in high school, his biology class project was to study the brains of goldfish -- their memory and how they learn.
In a breakthrough that brings the technology of futuristic film "The Matrix" closer to reality, scientists say they have cracked part of the brain's own computer code.
Memory is a universal, if often misunderstood, process central to people's sense of identity -- who they are, what they know and how they envision their future.
The world's most powerful magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine can produce higher-resolution images in less time, helping doctors prescribe the most suitable medication to stroke patients.
A Florida scientist has developed a "brain" in a glass dish that is capable of flying a virtual fighter plane and could enhance medical understanding of neural disorders such as epilepsy.
All the while Jeff Hawkins was creating the PalmPilot, launching the era of handheld computing, and amassing hundreds of millions of dollars, a big part of his mind was somewhere else. It was somew...
Sounds like something out of "The Twilight Zone," doesn't it?
Scientists are turning monkeys' thoughts into actions, a potentially significant step toward helping paralyzed people control their own activities.
According to Steven Pinker, every human exclamation, every chuckle, every expression of love stems not from life experience, but from millions of years of human development.
MEMORY LOSS Michela Gallagher, Ph.D. Chair, Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Even as scientists race to develop drugs that combat the devastating memory loss of Alzheimer's disease, they are closing in on fixes for garden-variety "senior moments." Pharmaceutical maker Merck...
With the bull market in ruins around us, many investors have never felt more bewildered. And they are asking agonized questions: How could I have lost so much money so fast? Can I do better somehow...
On our tour of your investing brain, the first stop is the amygdala (a-MIG-duh-luh), deep in the forward lower area of the brain. (There's one on the left side and one on the right.)
Suddenly, stunning investment insights are coming from the frontiers of one of the least likely fields you could imagine: neuroscience. In university and hospital laboratories around the world, researchers are using the latest breakthroughs in technology to trace the exact circuitry your brain uses to make the kinds of decisions you rely on as an investor.
You've burned your broker's number. Shut down your Ameritrade account. Rediscovered money markets. After a year of misery, your equity fever finally broke, and you don't want to fix it. Isn't it be...
The alarm finally goes off in your head around 3 p.m. Your face flushes and your hands plow through the papers on your desk. You have accidentally stood someone up for lunch. It gets worse. You can...
Researchers may at last have found a promising path toward treatment of Alzheimer's disease. No one has yet discovered a way to stop or slow down this devastating malfunction of the brain, which ro...
WHEN HIS PARENTS brought 3-month-old Jacob Stark to UCLA's medical school last winter, he was stricken with infantile spasms, a pernicious form of epilepsy that starts at birth. Dozens of times a d...
Familiar question: What kind of intelligence gets you ahead in the world of business? In Practical Intelligence: Working Smarter in Business and the Professions (Harper & Row, $17.95), Roger Peters...
The people at the top put their pants or skirts on just like you and me, right? Sure, they may draw down those fancy salaries, but for what? For politicking their way up the ladder and then taking ...
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