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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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The mind is a term usually used to refer to the functions of the brain, including the ability to perceive, have emotions, store and access memories, and display intelligence and will. Historically, there has been contentious debate about whether mind arises wholly from brain, or whether some functions (such as consciousness or free will) are not reducible to brain activity.

Further reading: S. Pinker (1997). How the Mind Works. New York: W. Norton; R. Restak (1984). The Brain. New York: Bantam Books

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain