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What is the Eureka effect? 

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 January 2017, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
eureka effect

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Eureka! A connotation often associated with a streak of genius, or when a discovery is made.

What’s the relevance of Eureka in our daily lives? Do you ever get that amazing feeling when you finally figure something out—putting two and two together?

When you finally understood calculus in high school; or when you finally realized how to do your taxes properly?…

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Why smell triggers memories?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 November 2016, Memory and concentration
smell triggers memories

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Ever experienced walking down the street and a familiar scent—weather it’s freshly baked bread, or a perfume a loved one used to wear—quickly brings back memories of your childhood or another period in your life?

The sense of smell can evoke a very strong emotional response and unearth very vivid past memories. These memories can be very pleasant, while others not so much. But why exactly does smell trigger these memories better than other senses?

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Sleep and memory go hand in hand

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 September 2016, Memory and concentration, Stress and sleep
sleep and memory

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

It’s no doubt that sleep and memory go hand in hand. Until recently, we didn’t know exactly how the two were rated. How exactly does sleep help memory, and does it benefit one type of memory over another?

This article briefly explains the intimate relationship between sleep and memory formation.

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Five ways to prevent memory loss

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 September 2016, Memory and concentration
memory loss

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Everyday we’re bombarded with a vast amount of new information–whether it’s in the news, social media, the radio, at work, etc. It is amazing how easily we can process and retain most of it!

Not surprisingly, our brain decides what information to keep (i.e. what it finds relevant) and what not to bother with, but unfortunately, sometimes our brain can’t be bother to keep any information at all!

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Menopause is playing tricks on your memory?

by Sonia Chartier, on 22 August 2016, Memory and concentration, Menopause, Women's Health
memory-loss

You can’t find your car keys, you forget your neighbour’s name, and by the time you open your mouth to speak, you’ve forgotten what you were going to say…

The blanks you’re drawing increasingly in your day-to-day life, which are accompanied by other premenopausal symptoms, may be irritating and embarrassing, but they’re completely normal.

Don’t let these memory lapses bring you down!

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