Memory is Not Immediate


If you think you remember things right away – think again. Literally! Memory does not happen right away. You don’t just experience something and it will automatically go to your long-term memory so you can recall it when you want. There is a process involved, and not everything ends up in memory. As a matter [...]

Memory is Not Immediate2016-10-22T09:23:53+00:00

Jog Your Memory with Exercise


Get off your coach and hit the streets! That is the advice of researchers from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana who tracked the brain activity of adults from 58-78 years of age for six months. They found that the circuits of the brain that involve cognitive thinking and memory improve through regular exercise. Many [...]

Jog Your Memory with Exercise2016-10-22T09:23:12+00:00

Spinach is Good Brain Food, Magnesium Helps Memory


As a child the thought of eating spinach was only appealing when Popeye ate it and got stronger (“I’m strong to the finish when I eats me spinach”). Who would have thought that eating spinach actually is a strengthener - at least for the brain! It may be a hard pill to swallow, but your [...]

Spinach is Good Brain Food, Magnesium Helps Memory2016-10-22T09:22:59+00:00

Understanding Long-Term Memory


When we want to retrieve some information we do it from long-term memory. This information can be stored just as it says, for long-term or life. As far as neuroscientists know, long-term memory has no limit, so as many memories as you can gather and your short-term memory will allow to be saved and passed [...]

Understanding Long-Term Memory2016-10-22T09:22:13+00:00

Can Sea Snails Hold The Secret to Human Memory?


It seems amazing to think that a species of sea snails can hold the key for scientists to understand how the brain processes learning and enhances memory. If the studies prove to be conclusive the small mollusk could be instrumental in helping people who suffer brain damage from aging, strokes, traumatic brain injury or congenital [...]

Can Sea Snails Hold The Secret to Human Memory?2016-10-22T09:21:49+00:00

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

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

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

The Workings of Retrograde Amnesia


The brain has a way of blocking out traumatic incidents in order to allow the person time to deal with the events. The memory is not lost, simply filed away in a secret compartment until it feels the person is able to cope with the trauma. If someone sustained a head injury during an auto [...]

The Workings of Retrograde Amnesia2016-10-22T09:21:26+00:00