Survey: 1 In 3 Say Forgetting Someone's Name Is Most Embarrassing Brain LapseAccording to a new survey of about 2,000 Americans, 32% say forgetting someone's name is the most embarrassing memory lapse. That even beats out forgetting a partner's birthday or anniversary.
Study: Our Brains Are Wired To Be LazyIf you could choose, would you rather have some couch time, or start a special project? If you said couch time, you wouldn't be alone.
Secret Tunnels Between Your Brain And Skull Discovered By ScientistsDid you know there are tiny tunnels running from your skull to your brain? Don't worry, no one else did either - until now.
Boy Who Had Chunk Of Brain Removed Has Almost Fully RecoveredDoctors in Pennsylvania say a young boy has almost fully recovered after having a large portion of his brain removed.
Brain Study Finds People Actually Get Dumber During A Heat WaveResearchers at Harvard University have discovered that a person's brain works 13 percent slower when it has to operate in extreme heat.
Your Body Has A 'Second Brain' In Your Butt, Scientists SayAccording to scientists in Australia, the human body has a "second brain" in its rear end and it may be smarter than we think.
Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical DebateYale researchers announced that they have successfully reanimated a pig's brain, which had been severed from its body.
Researchers: 1-Hour Afternoon Nap Could Improve Brain's PerformanceYou probably don't get the chance to take an afternoon nap at work, but it could help improve your performance.
Good Questions: Clean Recyclables, Itching & Seeing StarsCheri from Marshall wants to know: How much do you have to clean something you recycle? Hennepin County spokesperson Angie Timmons says recyclables don't require scrubbing or dishwasher treatment, but you should give it a quick rinse.
'U' Shows Off Highly Attractive New $8M ToyThe University of Minnesota just got a cool new toy, thanks to an $8 million grant from the Institute of Health. It will lead to all kinds of research on the human body -- specifically the brain.
Don't Forget To Get A Free Memory Loss ScreeningHow good is your memory? This Tuesday is National Memory Screening Day, and several facilities in the Twin Cities will be offering free memory screenings for those who are worried about developing a recall problem.
Scientists: Prenatal Exercise May Boost Baby’s BrainResearchers in Canada have discovered that expectant moms can give their babies a boost in life just by keeping fit while pregnant – and all it takes is a half hour a day. According to researchers at the University of Montreal, low-impact work-outs, like swimming and walking actually help a newborn's brain develop faster. For most pregnant women, 20 to 30 minutes of moderate exercise is recommended on most, if not all, days of the week. Scientists placed electrode caps on babies who were 8- to 12-days old and measured activity as their brains' responded to different sounds.
3 Weeks After Severe Brain Injury, Prep Football Player Still RecoveringA Dassel-Cokato teenager is in stable condition at the hospital but having some complications as he recovers from suffering a brain injury on the field that almost killed him. “It was three weeks ago tomorrow that Luke was injured -- we’ve had a lot of highs and a lot of lows,” mother Sara Nelson said.
Be Wary Of Dehydration, But You Can Overhydrate, TooAs Minnesotans try to beat the heat, there's also the danger of drinking too much water. If you drink too much within a certain time span, serious health problems could arise. It's called hyponatremia.
Andre Still Defeating The Odds, Now Throwing Out The First PitchWhen we first met Andre Robinson in March, he did nothing to hide his creativity or boundless energy. And that’s great to see, because Andre has come a long way. When he was less than three weeks old, his dad dropped him after slipping on the stairs.