Explore the Brain

Explore the Brain

Here’s news about some exciting research going on. Human Brain Simulator Scientists have created this simulation that lets you see which parts of the brain are activated by differing activities. It’s amazing! You can flip, rotate, and click around this...
Turn Down the Radio! I’m Lost.

Turn Down the Radio! I’m Lost.

Why do you do this? You’re driving, looking for the street where you’re supposed to meet your friend for dinner. You slow down to a crawl, turn down the radio, stop talking, and stare at every sign. Why is that? Hearing the radio or talking doesn’t affect your...
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...
Explore the Brain

Have trouble focusing?

Are you learning something new? And finding it difficult to concentrate? You are not alone! This is a very common issue that drives over-loaded (and aging) brains crazy!   Quick tips to help you focus Keep food on your desk. Glucose helps your brain focus. Turn...
Which medications affect memory?

Which medications affect memory?

A reader writes: ‘Can medication affect memory?’ We asked Dr Allison Lamont, PhD, memory expert, what the research says.    Reader, this is a very interesting question. And the answer is still being explored by researchers. In the past, doctors often...
Will Walking Lower Blood Pressure?

Will Walking Lower Blood Pressure?

Is it possible?     Michael Wheeler, University of Western Australia says YES. His study involved 35 women and 32 men aged between 55 and 80 who tried these regimes: Sitting for 8 hours 1 hour of sitting then 30 minutes of moderate walking followed by 6.5...