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…
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The act of remembering something is a process, and to improve upon the process it’s crucial to understand each of its steps. Sensory memory is the very first stage of remembering things: it is the experience that is picked up by our senses of taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell. Though many of our long…
A study from Johns Hopkins reveals that caffeine, while keeping us alert and full of energy, also enhances memory short-term. Here’s what happened: The researchers showed a series of images to subjects—people intentionally picked because they did not regularly consume caffeine. Five minutes after they were finished viewing the images, each individual in the test…
You may feel guilty for taking a short nap sometimes, but research indicates that naps may actually help improve your memory. A recent study by Harvard researchers shows that when a person is faced with an activity challenge, then sent to take a quick nap, those who dreamed about the task showed better and quicker…
If you’re experiencing memory loss or gaps in your long-term or short-term memory, it doesn’t necessarily mean that something is just wrong with your brain. Other parts of your body and the way they are functioning can cause additional problems when it comes to your memory and how well it works. In fact, one of…
As we get older, it’s typical for us to become forgetful. But this may be because we’re not employing the proper techniques and strategies to help make it a little easier for our brain to process and memorize information. Ever wonder how we forget a list of five items on a grocery list, but we…
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