Can you read these faces?

Quickly describe the emotions depicted here …..   Need some help? Line 1: Thinking, Tears of joy, Shush – it’s a secret. Line 2: How awful! Sad and pensive, Happy Line 3: Super happy and hugs, Screaming in fear, Surprised, Oh no! Line 4: Nervous or smiling...
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...
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...