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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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Learning: It’s not about memory, it’s all about retrieval

How do you go about learning new information? Are you a person who sits and rereads the content over and over taking copious notes? Or are you a concept mapper? A person with brightly coloured pens, creating interlinked diagrams and bubbles, identifying key concepts...

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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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Our brain reveals it has a second way to store memory.

This week Bryce Vissel from the Sydney Garvan Institute of Medial Research was on ABC radio discussing the results of the study that had been published in the 29th September edition of PLoS One. Researchers from Australia and the States have identified a new way that...

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Long term memories and associations.

Think back to the year 1969. Can you remember a specific event that happened in that year? Yes? Or maybe no? What if I then said, think of “Stardust”? Or Jimi Hendrix? Now what does that bring to mind? 1969 was the year of the Woodstock festival when 500,000 fans...

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Studying tips to help us learn better

I had great fun having a chat with Dr Jason Fox recently on a couple of tips that can make all the difference when studying for exams.You can watch the short video clip on the link below. Jenny chats to Dr Jason Fox about memory I spent countless hours as a student at...

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