Something You Should Know about Memory and Brain Health

Science Of Emotions

 April 24, 2015

Interview with Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of The Emotional Revolution: Harnessing The Power Of Your Emotions For A More Positive Life


Mike Carruthers:
Your emotions - there's a fascinating topic. Do we create our own emotions or are we subject to them? Maybe both.


Norman Rosenthal, M.D.:
If we, for example, gamble away our money we're going to be pretty unhappy about that. But that isn't something that happened to us, that's something we actually made happen.

Dr. Norman Rosenthal


Differences Between Male & Female Brains

March 16, 2015


Interview with Michael Gurian, author of the book What Could He Be Thinking?: How a Man's Mind Really Works




Mike Carruthers:
Biologically, the male and female brains work very differently.


Michael Gurian:
For instance, the male brain produces more sexual fantasies than the female brain. The female brain tends to produce more romantic fantasies. 


Michael Gurian

How To Prevent Dementia Later In Life

March 5, 2015


Interview with Norman Doige, author of the book The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity




Mike Carruthers:
So much has been learned in recent years about our brains and how our behavior affects their function.


Norman Doige:
There are things that we can do to protect ourselves from cognitive decline for instance.


Norman Doige

Time Management Techniques

January 22, 2015


Interview with Kory Kogon, author of the book The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity




Mike Carruthers:
Being more productive isn’t necessarily about cramming more things into your day it’s about making sure the important things get done. And here’s how you do it…


Kory Kogon:
Before the week starts 30 minutes quiet time, think about what’ most important and get them in your calendar.


Kory Kogon

How Your Memory Works

November 19, 2014


Interview with Dr. Barry Gordon, author of the book Intelligent Memory: Improve Your Memory No Matter What Your Age




Mike Carruthers:
An interesting analogy to how your memory works, is a file cabinet.


Dr. Barry Gordon:
A file cabinet has a perfect memory, but if often isn't easy to find things in a file cabinet. There we have an example where something never forgets, but you simply can't remember, because you can't find it.

Dr. Barry Gordon

Preventing Dementia

August 15, 2014


Interview with Dr. Gary Small, author of the book The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life



Mike Carruthers:
If you want to reduce your chances of ever getting Alzheimer's disease, there are some things you can do.


Dr. Gary Small:
Four areas of our life where we can have an effect on our risk for Alzheimer's disease, mental activity, physical conditioning, stress reduction and healthy diet.

Dr. Gary Small


June 27, 2014


Interview with Dr. David Buchholz, author of the book Heal Your Headache




Mike Carruthers:
You very likely have suffered from headaches.


David Buchholz, M.D.:
The figures say that about 45 million Americans have enough headaches to be labeled as headache sufferers.

Dr David Buchholz

Do Medical Miracles Happen?

March 20, 2014


Interview with Dr. Allan Hamilton, author of the book The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope




Mike Carruthers:
Is there life after death? That question will forever be debated, but one brain surgeon is very clear in his belief.


Dr. Allan Hamilton:
I would have to tell you that the evidence I've seen is overwhelming that life after death must exist.

Dr. Allan Hamilton

Your Brain Vs. A Teenage Brain

February 13, 2014


Interview with Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of the book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain




Mike Carruthers:
The adolescent brain is different from the adult brain.


Dr. Daniel Siegel:
If you study how the adult brain can keep itself healthy these 4 features of adolescence; emotional spark, social engagement, novelty and creative expiration are actually the core way you as an adult can keep your brain healthy.


Dr. Daniel J. Siegel

How To Get Smarter

January 20, 2014


Interview with Dan Hurley, author of the book Smarter




Mike Carruthers:
You’ve no doubt heard the advice that doing crossword puzzles or Sudoku is good for your brain function – and yet…


Dan Hurley:
There’s very little evidence that crossword puzzles or Sudoku have any benefit. The problem is you get kind of good at them and they’re not really challenging your working memory.

Dan Hurley

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