8 Incredible Women in Neurology That Changed the Game

Depending on someone’s age and exposure, when they hear the word ‘scientist’ they may automatically picture a man. But the number of women in science continues to rise, and with it that preconception will likely diminish. How quickly is it changing? The National Science Foundation says that 43 percent of scientist and engineers under the…

Do Brain Games Really Work?

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When it comes to improving physical performance, we humans generally have two options: we can engage in specific exercises chosen for their ability to strengthen our muscles, increase our speed, and facilitate oxygen uptake, or we might turn to some kind of performance-enhancing supplement.  Those methods have proven effective for just about every organ and…

The Method of Loci (AKA Memory Palace Technique) – What You Need to Know

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When some people say they have a bad memory, they’re referring to their ability – or inability – to remember a specific event that happened in their life. This is called episodic memory. By contrast, when people are trying to commit a series of facts to memory, as they often do when they are studying…

The Truth About Repressed Memories

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The question of whether repressed memories actually exist has sparked tremendous controversy in the mental health community over the last thirty years. Described as memories that the mind has blocked as a protective measure against awareness of trauma, repressed memories came to the forefront of many notorious legal battles involving allegations of child sexual abuse…

The Rote Learning Method – What You Need to Know

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Rote learning is a memory method that involves repeating information over and over again. Also known as drilling, or more officially as distributed practice, it has been used in classrooms around the world to teach young children basics such as the alphabet and multiplication tables. Older learners use rote to encode a range of facts…

12 Crazy Facts About the Human Brain That May Be Hard to Believe

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Losing sleep can have the same effects on you as alcohol. It probably won’t lower your inhibitions or make you more sociable, but going 48 hours without sleep will impair your “cognitive abilities to the same degree as having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.1%, above the legal limit for driving in every state.” Source:…

What is Eidetic Memory?

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There has recently been an influx of discussion and questions about eidetic memory within the world of psychology. According to the Encyclopedia of Psychology, eidetic memory is “abundant and unusually vivid visual recall.” This has led to people linking eidetic memory to photographic memory, a phenomenon that scientists have said is an entirely different ability…

Can Vitamins and Supplements Improve Your Memory?

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Science and research have produced medicines that cure conditions that were once thought to be incurable: eliminating an infection or disease is often as simple as taking a pill. Unfortunately, a pharmaceutical solution is not yet available for every malady, and memory loss is among those for which a cure is still being sought. As…

Different Types of Learners (VARK)

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When we learn something new, we go through a process that allows us to take information in and retain it. This involves a complex series of steps that starts with sensory input, exposing us to the material. We then move through the process of interpreting it, organizing it, thinking about it, and finally storing it.…

Brain Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Omega-3 fatty acids are often praised for their positive impact on physical health. They reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, are essential to the healthy development of infants and children, help control autoimmune disease symptoms, and may even protect against cancer (Harvard School of Public Health). However, one of the most promising and…

7 Things Seniors Can do to Keep Their Minds Sharp

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With advanced age comes numerous health concerns, but it is memory loss that evokes the most fear. A 2012 survey conducted by the AARP found that staying mentally sharp was the top concern of 64% of the 135,000 members who participated, while a 2017 study (2017 study document no longer available, 2018 report linked) by…

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