22 Facts About the Brain | World Brain Day

      1. Multitasking is impossible When we think we’re multitasking, we’re actually context-switching. That is, we’re quickly switching back-and-forth between different tasks, rather than doing them at the same time. The book Brain Rules explains how detrimental “multitasking” can be: Research shows your error rate goes up 50 percent and it takes you twice as[…]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

    Whether you want to be a Jeopardy! champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 5 things you can do right now to turn your mind from a sieve into a steel trap. 1. CONCENTRATE FOR 8 SECONDS. These days we’re all about things being faster. That’s why this advice[…]

Walnuts May Support Brain Function in Older Adults

Eating walnuts could be the ticket to supporting cognitive function in older adults, according to a recent study.   After conducting telephone interviews to assess cognitive status in 3,632 adults ages 65 and older in the U.S., researchers concluded any walnut consumption was associated with higher cognitive ability. The results were published in Public Health Nutrition on[…]

How Meditation Protects the Aging Brain from Decline

A string of recent research suggests regular meditation practice may boost mental flexibility and focus, offering powerful protection against cognitive decline.   Most of us begin to misplace our keys, forget people’s names, or solve math problems less readily as we approach middle age. This is often referred to as age-related cognitive decline. Years ago,[…]