Gillian Eadie in NZ Herald

(Click blue heading to view news cutting) Herald article Ross Barrett, Writer You’ve forgotten where you left the car keys or whether you turned the iron off before leaving home – both familiar predicaments often referred to as a ‘senior moment’. But Auckland-based...
Why can’t I remember young people?

Why can’t I remember young people?

Dr Allison Lamont answers this common common query. I have no trouble with people my own age! Of course, I’m an ‘oldie’ …….. One of the exciting aspects of our wonderful brain is its ability to adapt to the tasks we need it to do. Growing new brain...
Why can’t I remember young people?

Do The Chasers have Photographic Memory?

Dr Allison Lamont answers this common common query. Do the Quizzers on ‘The Chase’ have photographic memory? We are often amazed by the way the Chasers can answer questions so quickly. We envy their quickness of mind! But is it true that they have a...

In Lockdown – Read Jenny’s Story.

What did I do doing during Lockdown? Dear Gillian On several occasions you have asked for feedback and right now I’m bursting with it! I have just completed working through the Memory Tune Book – and I’ve absolutely loved it!! This wonderful time of lockdown has freed...
Why Drawing Improves Memory.

Why Drawing Improves Memory.

A picture is worth a thousand words…. When it comes to conveying a concept, this sentiment can certainly be true. But it may also be the case for memory. At least that’s the message from Myra Fernandes and colleagues at the University of Waterloo, Canada – writing...
Face & Name Practice for all

Face & Name Practice for all

Need practice remembering names?   ‘I never remember names!’ (from audience members – over and over!) Remembering faces and names is a social skill much admired. It’s easy to think that people are ‘born with a good memory – and I...