How Do Memories Happen?

How Do Memories Happen?

What actually happens in the brain? That’s a question Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Donna Webb, along with her team of biologists at Vanderbilt University, asked herself. To find out, they studied the connections the brain makes at the molecular and...
Should Baby Boomers Be Worried? Why?

Should Baby Boomers Be Worried? Why?

In 2016, the oldest of the baby boomers, the generation born between 1946 and 1964, turned 70 years old.  Until the financial crisis, there had never been a better time in history to be 70. Boomers as a generation are more wealthy, living more interesting lives and...
Help! I Can’t Recognise Faces.

Help! I Can’t Recognise Faces.

Did you know that 2 – 2.5% of the population battles daily with recognising faces? That’s in in every 50 people. It is surprisingly common in varying degrees. Not many people talk about it Or recognise that is is an issue for those who struggle with it every...
Boost your Memory at Bedtime.

Boost your Memory at Bedtime.

Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher, looked after his brain and memory.  Every night before bed, he reviewed his entire day before he fell asleep.  That’s right – his entire day! Not just the important ‘need-to-know’ memories. He mentally recalled...
10 Tips for Learning Something New

10 Tips for Learning Something New

Lifelong learning matters whatever our age may be. Learning something new takes courage and determination. Here are 10 tips to help you on your way. 1. There are many ways to learn – not just one. The best way to learn depends on what you are trying to learn. If...
Parts of the Brain & Brain Damage.

Parts of the Brain & Brain Damage.

Your brain is amazing! Find out about some of the main brain areas  – what they do and what happens if that brain part is damaged. Because of the vital importance of memory, we begin with the Hippocampus.   Hippocampus The hippocampus, Latin for seahorse,...
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