What ayahuasca — Silicon Valley’s latest drug of choice — does to your brain and body

AP Photo/Martin Mejia When brewed, the jungle vines and leaves that make ayahuasca have strange powers, often described as mystical. Ayahuasca is a psychedelic compound — along the lines of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, though with different effects — that’s been used for thousands of years by shamans and communities in and around the Amazon […]

Vascular dementia: How do you know if you’re at risk of developing the brain disease?

Dementia is the name given to a group of diseases associated with the decline in functioning of the brain. Vascular dementia is just one type of dementia. There are a number of things which can put someone at risk of developing vascular dementia, some which can be avoided, while others are out of our control. […]

NASA activated Curiosity’s second ‘brain’ after it misbehaved

Tired? Sluggish? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just switch your brain to a better functioning version? Well, that’s a privilege you can enjoy if you’re the Mars Curiosity rover. NASA’s intrepid explorer has been subject to a few technical problems over the last two weeks, which means it’s been struggling to send its […]

15 Brain Foods You Should Be Eating Regularly to Keep Your Mind Sharp

These days there are so many food choices. Every marketing trick is used to make you buy brain foods, all-natural, fat-free or gluten-free products. Could you blame them? They need to make a profit to keep existing and delivering their goods to the consumers. But does this mean that foods with these labels are just […]

25 Brain Exercises for Memory That Actually Help You Remember More

The brain is often thought of as similar to a computer. When the brain is powerful and working properly, it will enable you to perform all your cognitive and bodily functions smoothly and efficiently, and the reverse is also true. Unfortunately, our brainpower tends to decline as we grow older. And as you might have […]