Our ability to forget provides a survival advantage – while assuaging suffering in the process.
"No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me." That's ACSH friend Dr. Michael Shaw channeling Proust on the power of smell. Of course, it cuts both ways. Body odor? Why do we have it? Do deodorants work? How about hygiene? Is "old-person smell" real? Just take a sniff of what's in this fascinating piece.
The prevalence of dementia in the United States significantly declined from 11.6 percent in 2000 to 8.8 percent in 2012. The consequence of this impacts retirement, families, the health care system, life expectancy, morbidity and mortality, pensions, housing, transportation and countless societal realms. 
Ever feel like you walk into a room and forget why you went in there in the first place? Relax, you don't have early onset memory loss. Scientists have pegged this phenomenon the "Doorway Effect." Watch our video to see how it works.
In yesterday s New York Times Well Column, Jane E. Brody discusses memory and cognitive aging solutions and the science (or lack thereof) behind them. There are a variety of these remedies and devices currently on the
Halloween is fast approaching and we re sure you re thinking about costumes and candy. Well, if you really need any more justification to eat chocolate, you probably should not use the current research published in the journal Nature Neuroscience in which researchers from Columbia University try to show an association