Monthly Archives: February 2012

Manipulating Brain Enzyme Could Enhance Memory


Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and New York’s SUNY Downstate Medical Center have been successful in manipulating a brain enzyme in rats, protein kinase M Zeta (PKMzeta) to improve memory. They believe this discovery could aid in developing treatment for those who suffer from memory loss and dementia. Their findings were [...]

Manipulating Brain Enzyme Could Enhance Memory2016-10-22T09:21:52+00:00

At Risk Teens Can Benefit From Fish Oil


Teens at high risk of mental disorders may get some relief of their symptoms by taking fish oil tablets. According to a new study out of the University of Vienna, Austria, twelve weeks of fish oil pills has been shown to make teens at risk of psychosis less likely to become psychotic for at least [...]

At Risk Teens Can Benefit From Fish Oil2016-10-22T09:21:55+00:00

Humor Enhances Memory


Does this story sound familiar? “Several days ago as I left a meeting at our church, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA - style pat down.  I was looking for my keys.  They were not in my pockets.  A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing.” “Suddenly I realized, I must have left [...]

Humor Enhances Memory2016-10-22T09:22:01+00:00

Your Brain Expands When Playing Games With Others


Social interaction has been found to be significant in the retention of memory. It is through communicating with others a person keeps their body active through conversation, allows them to release stress, and stave off depression. Recently scientists have been able to view the way our brains behave while interacting with others in a social [...]

Your Brain Expands When Playing Games With Others2016-10-22T09:22:01+00:00

Periwinkle Is Not Just a Pretty Flower


European doctors are aware of the memory boosting powers of the pretty periwinkle plant, and have prescribed it to millions of patients, especially for the treatment of cerebral blood flow disorders.  It has not caught on yet in the U.S. Are you getting enough oxygen from blood flow alone to stay sharp, focused and mentally [...]

Periwinkle Is Not Just a Pretty Flower2016-10-22T09:22:01+00:00

Brain Training Can Improve Driving Skills


Statistics used to say that older drivers, as a group, tended to be more likely to be at fault in auto accidents than younger people, and suffered more severe injuries or death as a result. Recent studies indicate that with some brain training these negative statistics could be turned around and help older adults to [...]

Brain Training Can Improve Driving Skills2016-10-22T09:21:58+00:00

Not So Secret Techniques to Improve Memory


With only a handful of exceptions, like those with true eidetic or superior autobiographical memory, experts are born with normal brains, just like you and me. If you want to enhance your memory, and improve your quality of life by getting better grades, or remembering important clients names, you will need to learn the memory [...]

Not So Secret Techniques to Improve Memory2016-10-22T09:21:36+00:00

Essential Fat Can Reverse Memory Loss


Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most abundant omega-3 fatty acid in the brain, making up 40% of the polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain and 60% in the retinas. Half of the weight of the plasma in a neuron (brain cell) is made up of DHA. This fat is essential to production and maintenance of [...]

Essential Fat Can Reverse Memory Loss2016-10-22T09:21:36+00:00

Brain Aerobics


Aerobics – great for the body, and now for the brain! We know aerobic exercises help your circulation, and that increases blood flow throughout your system, and that is especially good for your brain. Your brain requires a lot of oxygen, actually more than nay other part of your body. When your oxygen level is [...]

Brain Aerobics2016-10-22T09:21:38+00:00