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Use It, Don’t Lose It—Preserve Your Memory and Your Imagination

May 25, 2020

Today, our Smartphones can all but guarantee that we never miss an important meeting or fall behind on our payments. However, our over-reliance on technology may be hurting us in the long run, when it comes to memory and cognition. Dr. Restak provides some fun exercises to re-invigorate your brain. […]

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Your Brain Is Not a Computer–The Many Facets of Human Memory

May 24, 2020

e sometimes refer to memory as “photographic,” and indeed, photos can capture potent memories. Digital cameras make it possible to date stamp each picture. Depending on privacy settings, GPS location settings can get an exact fix on where someone was when the picture was taken. As Dr. Restak explains, though, memory is too important to delegate to our technological tools. […]

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Why the Hippocampus May Be the Most Important Region in Your Brain

May 23, 2020

Memory is the natural extension of attention and learning. The act of memory facilitates the formation, activation, and retention of circuits that contribute to the brain’s optimal functioning. Dr. Restak explains how we are the sum total of the memory we retain. Without memory, we wouldn’t know who we are. […]

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Memory and Attention: A Symbiotic Relationship for a Better Brain

May 3, 2020

After a particularly grueling study session, you may be tired but your brain is sharper. That’s because you’re strengthening your memory while also building up your mental discipline and honing out distractions. Dr. Restak provides some brain workouts that will boost your memory and enhance your cognitive skills. […]

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Pay Attention! The Relationship between Your Brain and Attention

April 30, 2020

Learning a new skill doesn’t just take time—it takes sustained focus and concentration. In our ever-distracted culture, attention is a valuable commodity. Dr. Restak describes the relationship between attention and intention and offers insights on attention from a neuroscience perspective. […]

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