Researchers have long known that exercise is good for the brain. An enzyme produced by muscles might help explain why. Monalyn Gracia/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images hide caption

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A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

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A Judge's Guidance Makes Jurors Suspicious Of Any Eyewitness

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Forgot Something Again? It's Probably Just Normal Aging

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Conversations Turn Into Monologues As Alzheimer's Robs Family Of Memories

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The Brain's GPS May Also Help Us Map Our Memories

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"My brain used to be my best friend," says Greg O'Brien, a journalist with early onset Alzheimer's. But he can't trust it anymore, he says. Alzheimer's is, in some ways, changing who he is. Amanda Kowalski and Samantha Broun for NPR hide caption

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Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain's ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so. Courtesy of Akili hide caption

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'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

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Will Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

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Trying To Remember Multiple Things May Be The Best Way To Forget Them

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How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

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Engaging, mentally stimulating work is good for the brain, scientists say, whether you get paid to do it or not. Running a household can be as mentally demanding as running a company. iStockphoto hide caption

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