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...
Stepping Up.

Stepping Up.

Do you live in a single level bungalow or apartment? There are many advantages if you do. But if you want to continue negotiating bus steps and stairs in public, you have nothing much to practise on!   Practise keeping strong for steps and stairs.   With...
Sometimes, it takes all day …..

Sometimes, it takes all day …..

Have fun with this ‘oldie’ sent to us by Heather Syminton: A A A D D – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. (Just joking!) This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and...
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,...
Why do we forget names?

Why do we forget names?

Brain Tuners tell us that their biggest memory let-down is NAMES! Take Ted, for example. My biggest concern is forgetting names.  Sometimes they are names of people I have known for some time although they are not people that are close friends, but still, it’s...
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