Binge-watching TV shows can create an unhealthy environment for the brain due to social isolation, sleep deprivation and unhealthy eating habits.
There are memory techniques that you can employ everyday to improve your memory. These strategies can work within a week if you practice them consistently, turning them into habits.
A good night’s sleep is the best way to put your brain in working order. Though for some, actually falling asleep can be an elusive dream. Putting one’s head on the pillow does not always lead to a soft departure into the world of nod. Rather it can be the start of a brain rumination. […]
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Your memory loss may be connected to a hearing impairment.
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 […]
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 […]
Struggling to recall a memory may occur because you failed to register what was going on during the original experience. Thus, it is important to enhance your memory by paying more attention to your sensory experiences. When you put clear images into your mind about what you see, hear, touch, taste and smell, the easier […]
When something seems new, people pay more attention to it. And when people pay more attention to something enjoyable, they tend to enjoy it more. So, why not eat popcorn with chopsticks or sip cold water out of a martini glass? You can even eat a pizza in an unconventional way. Forego the usual way […]
Napping in the afternoon boosts cognition, especially word-recall. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, the ideal nap should last between 20 to 40 minutes. Limiting the amount of time you nap will help you avoid feeling groggy after you wake up and will ensure you don’t have trouble falling asleep at night. So when your eyelids […]