Brain Quiz

Brain Quiz

Brain fact or brain myth? What do YOU know is true?     Test yourself on these eight questions.     1. What percentage of your brain do you use?  10% 50% 100% Answer 100%. The idea that you do not use all of your brain is a widespread myth. Brain scan studies show all...
Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Cognition and Memory Quiz.

Are cognition and memory the same? Your cognition is tested when you need to renew your driving licence. Why? Test yourself on these five questions.     1. Cognition is another word for memory. True or False? False. Although cognition includes memory, it...
What Changes in the Brain with Ageing?

What Changes in the Brain with Ageing?

Hormonal changes happen to everyone as the body gets older. And the brain subtly changes over time with them. Scientists are piecing together sections of the giant puzzle and so far, they believe these general changes occur: Brain Mass: Shrinkage in the frontal lobes...
Will taking a photograph help you to remember?

Will taking a photograph help you to remember?

Do you come back from holiday with your camera loaded with photographs?  You will remember everything, right? WRONG! Research says that sometimes taking a photograph makes it harder to remember a great view or experience. Why is this? Is it because we give less...
Music: The Medicine of the Mind.

Music: The Medicine of the Mind.

What does music do for your mind? Music optimises learning Helps you retain information better Helps severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories & respond to therapies Helps with Alzheimer’s recall and sharing of memories Helps promote rehabilitation...
Dr. Stephen Hawking: Power of the Mind.

Dr. Stephen Hawking: Power of the Mind.

Last month, the renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Stephen Hawking, passed away at the age of 76 from a crippling motor neuron disease that was expected to have killed him more than fifty years earlier. “At the time [of diagnosis], I thought my life was over and that...