Entries by Beverly Engel

Make the Connection

Do you have a hard time remembering names? You’re not alone. It was once thought the brain stored memories in something similar to a computerized network. When you wanted to recall something, your brain would access the correct file and find the memory you sought. Now it’s recognized that memory is really  more complex and […]

Too Much Sleep is Bad for the Brain

While the effects of sleep deprivation are well known, researchers discover sleeping too much could have a detrimental effect on your brain. A new study reports sleeping more than eight hours per night can reduce cognitive ability and reasoning skills.

Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice

Practice is an important part of becoming skilled at anything, which may be why there are so many axiom’s like “practice makes perfect” floating around common parlance. But what’s happening in the brain when we practice? Researchers believe that practice helps build up the protective layer of myelin, the fatty substance that protects axons in […]