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Why Your Brain on Stress Fails to Learn Properly

It’s the end of the term and you’re ready to face the big final exam you’ve been studying all month for. You’ve went to every lecture, read every chapter, and memorized every formula and key term there is to know. You’ve never felt more confident about a test before. The big day arrives. You’re feeling a bit anxious. [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:08+10:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How an Internet Overload Could Lead to Digital Dementia

Emily Joyce was at a yoga retreat when she realised her memory was not what it used to be. "I was with a group of friends and we were trying to remember the name of a restaurant," says Joyce. "None of us had our phones and it took us so long to remember it." For [...]

8 Working Memory Boosters for Kids

Does your child have a hard time keeping one bit of information in mind while he’s doing something else? For example, if he’s helping make spaghetti and the phone rings, does he forget he needs to go back and keep stirring the sauce? If he often has trouble with such tasks, he might have working memory issues. [...]

By |2017-09-11T16:27:33+10:00September 11th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |0 Comments

6 Easy Steps On How To Improve Your Memory

Remember a world before smart phones, when you actually knew dozens of numbers off by heart and would physically dial them into a handset to make a phone call? Chances are you now outsource that knowledge to your contacts list and rarely, if ever, take the time to learn a number by rote. While this [...]

By |2017-06-09T11:05:24+10:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is There Such A Thing As An Emotional Hangover?

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of New York University scientists has found. This study, which appears in the journal Nature Neuroscience, also shows that this emotional “hangover” influences how we attend to and remember future experiences. [...]

Want To ‘Train Your Brain’? Forget Apps, Learn A Musical Instrument

Pixabay Images While brain training games and apps may not live up to their hype, it is well established that certain other activities and lifestyle choices can have neurological benefits that promote overall brain health and may help to keep the mind sharp as we get older. One of these is musical training. [...]

Sleep And Technology: 10 Golden Rules

Pixabay As many young adults now own a smartphone or tablet, there is a wealth of information at their fingertips and a limitless supply of social media messages, games, music and TV intruding into the sleep cycle. Evidence suggests that social media and smartphones can have a negative impact on our health with [...]

The More We Learn about Memory, the Weirder It Gets

imgarcade.com For much of the history of brain science, the word “engram” has been a bit of a catch-all term, referring to the hypothetical physical incarnation of memory. If this turned out to be a storm of electrical activity, then that’s what the engram would be; if it turned out that networks of physical neurons were the [...]

By |2015-12-12T20:34:04+11:00December 12th, 2015|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sleep Makes Our Memories More Accessible, Study Shows

galleryhip Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language. The findings suggest that after sleep we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while [...]

Sleep Loss Makes Memories Less Accessible in Stressful Situations

galleryhip It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it during times of cognitive stress. It is well known that during sleep newly learned [...]