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Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

Welcome to my blog

There is a lot of information around on the importance of looking after our health, like maintaining a healthy diet and plenty of exercise... Which is all well and good if your aim is just to keep your body healthy. But what about your brain?

From chocolate to coffee and sleep to sharper smarter thinking, join me for an article or three as I share insights, tips and ideas on what it takes to keep your brain operating at full speed, so you can wake up feeling refreshed, happier and healthier every day.

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How does your brain remember where you put your glasses?

How does your brain remember where you put your glasses?

We do it all the time. Forget that is.Or at least I do! Every day I will spend time at some point looking for my glasses - reading, general or sunnies, or my car-keys. It can get somewhat frustrating because it inevitably occurs when I need to be somewhere else, and I...

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What if you couldn’t forget?

A woman came up to me at the end of one of my presentations recently and told me she was cursed with her memory. Intrigued, I asked her what she meant. She explained that she had always had a photographic memory, and I'm still thinking that wouldn't be so bad! In...

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In remembering 9/11 – how well do we actually remember?

That morning I was in the kitchen, busying myself with getting the kids organised for school, when I heard the radio commentators discussing “the terrible event” and “how it didn’t seem real”. What were they talking about? I turned on the TV and there it was in...

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The problem with memory is a weighty one

Our weight matters. How many of us today struggle with weight issues? We appear obsessed with seeking a way, any way, to help us to lose those excess kilos. Just look in any book-store and there are dozens of books instructing us how to lose weight. We have nightly...

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Choosing your memories: How your brain decides which to keep.

When we sleep we encode all the information we have gathered during the day and store it as memory. But how does our brain choose which are the memories best for us to keep? We store lots of memories initially, but many of them serve us little purpose to keep in...

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Now we know our brain has two methods of learning.

It’s now been discovered that our clever brain has more than one way of learning. For the last twenty or thirty years our understanding of the way our brain works to learn or store memories has been that it involves a particular receptor called the NMDA receptor found...

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