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How does your brain age?

by Sonia Chartier, on 11 September 2017, Memory and concentration
brain

The human brain reaches maturity at around 22 years of age. So in essence, we become adults in the legal sense before our grey matter does. Knowing this helps us understand certain behaviours a little better…

The catch: once that peak is reached, it doesn’t last long and it’s all downhill from there. Fortunately, it’s possible to avoid or at least slow the decline that could eventually turn us into angry old grumps.

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Remembering to improve your memory

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 August 2017, Memory and concentration
memory

Have a word on the tip of your tongue but can’t find it? Forgetting your keys a lot?

These “memory lapses” are an annoying but mostly harmless form of forgetfulness. Memory problems get worse with age—they often start in your forties—and increase when you experience strong emotions, fatigue or anxiety

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Why does the brain need cholesterol?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 24 May 2017, Memory and concentration
cholesterol

Until recent years, cholesterol had one of the worst reputations in the food industry. Cholesterol, and fat in general, were thought to clog arteries and increase the risk of heart disease.

We now know that low-fat and low-cholesterol diets are a mainstream nutrition myth. Cholesterol is a component of every cell in the body and plays a role in how our cells signal to one another…

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Memory problems: Have you forgotten something?

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 March 2017, Memory and concentration
memory problems

Do you find yourself struggling to remember a certain name or experiencing a memory lapse at an inopportune moment?

Losing your keys, or forgetting why you’ve gone into a room? These things happen to us all, believe it or not, but they do tend to happen more as we get older – usually because we’re thinking about something else. ..

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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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