Caffeine Enhances Memory (Video)

It comes as no surprise since you’ve most likely heard it before that caffeine enhances memory.  In a new experiment conducted by Michael Yassa, formerly at Johns Hopkins University, and his team, one cup of strong coffee with 200 milligrams of caffeine, was found to enhance long-term memory. Here’s what made this study as little different than [Read more...]

Use It or Lose It Memory Strategy

Having a good memory can’t be a thing of the past – regardless of how many smartphones, iPads, etc. you have and use. You’re going to have to subscribe to the use it or lose memory strategy. Why? Because “Your entire sense of identity, and to some extent your personality, is bound up with, if not entirely based on, your experiences. Your memories are what make you [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Many of the activities you read about for improving memory involve quite a bit of mental effort. Although you can’t escape that entirely, there are a few natural ways to improve your memory and help things along. PsyBlog gives us a list of 10 — some easier to do than [Read more...]

Activities to Improve Memory in Adults

Do you really want to be sitting in front of a computer participating in brain training apps in order to improve your memory? There are more enjoyable and far better activities to improve memory in adults [Read more...]

Blanking Out Under Stress (Video)

Does your memory ever let you down when you’re stressed? It’s a very common phenomenon blanking out under stress — whether you’re about to give a presentation, start an important task or procedure at work, or write a test for training or certification purposes.

Watch the video below for a ridiculously simple tip from Dave Farrow [Read more...]

Omega 3 Fats and the Brain

Well, here’s a surprise from the University of Iowa regarding omega 3 fats and brain health. Just as omega-3s have been promoted as being healthy for our hearts, consuming them (via fish oils and nuts) has in the past also been recommended to maintain brain health. [Read more...]

Memory Tip: Use Your Body

When you need to remember your to-do list at work or at home and you don’t have your smartphone or a piece of paper handy, try this memory tip: use your body. Associating a crazy vivid picture of one of your to-do list items with a body part will help you remember that particular item. Use a different body part for each item. See the article below for some great examples. [Read more...]

Memory Tip: How to Improve Your Memory Power

Making small temporary changes in your environment is an easy method to use if you’re wondering how to improve your memory power.  Moving things from their usual location, turning them on their side, putting them on the floor or in front of your door are all examples of making your environment work for you in triggering [Read more...]

Memory Tip: How to Improve Your Memory Using a Memory Palace (Video)

At  a recent workshop I conducted,  I introduced the Memory Palace technique to my audience. The participants jumped on it immediately and were amazed at what they could recall by the end of the session.

I found a video online that shows you in a simple way how to improve your memory using a memory palace. [Read more...]

Video Games Improve Memory

If you’re a crossword puzzle fanatic then listen up. It appears that video games improve memory and other cognitive skills far better than crossword puzzles do. Researcher Fredric Wolinsky at the University of Iowa compared the effects of playing the game Road Tour against playing computerized crossword puzzles and found that video games could turn back as many as 7 years of [Read more...]