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It’s a Mental Block – My Mind’s Gone Blank

Don’t you hate that? You are in the middle of a sales presentation, or telling a funny story and suddenly, you can’t think of what comes next! Try as you might, the mind’s gone blank and you have no idea how to finish. It happened to me in a very public way many years...

Stressed Out? Look After Your Brain.

For weeks you've been cramming for this exam and you got up early this morning to make sure that you had remembered everything. A lot hangs on this test – your promotion, for one. You can feel the tension rising but say to yourself, “It’s just exam nerves – it’s good...

You Need Brain Food.

You already KNOW this! What you eat affects how well you think. It's time to DO something about it. Just as your body needs to be in peak condition as you approach your 40’s and 50’s, to have a memory that keeps growing and never lets you down, your brain and neurons...

Are Avocados Brain Food?

Avocados are great brain food, in moderation! See more about this below. What you eat affects how well you think. Just as your body needs to be in peak condition as you approach your 40’s and 50’s, to have a memory that keeps growing and never lets you down, your...

Memory Loss Nearly Cost Sam His Job.

I was just about to grab my car keys and get on my way to the office when my mobile rang. I quickly checked caller ID and was surprised to see a colleague’s name. “Why’s Sam ringing me at this time of the morning – he should be almost at work by now”, ran through my...

It’s On The Tip Of My Tongue.

A family meal was in progress and there was lively discussion about the latest neighbourhood scandal. Forty-something, Ben J. had taken off with the 18 year-old babysitter. Hilarity prevailed as one after the other of us imagined what might become of the odd couple....

Use Your Computer and Grow Your Brain Power.

All in our family have been amazed when visiting to see their 82 year-old GranPop peering at the computer screen, looking for messages from the family. Not only that, he has discovered the Internet and has been looking up Scottish things from all over the world. What...

I’m Sure I’m Right. The Truth About False Memories

I was highly amused the other day to hear a judge say, “it’s amazing how many car crashes happen between two stationary vehicles”. Everyone has their own version of events and many a court case has been won or lost on eyewitness testimonies that directly contradict...

Short Term Memory Loss. Let Me Sleep On That.

I’ve just come back from the store where I spent nearly two hours trying to decide which skirt to buy. Would you believe it? I narrowed it down to two but then my brain seemed to go completely blank and I couldn’t remember all the items I already owned that would go...

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