Something You Should Know about Memory and Brain Health


Why Times Speeds Up As You Get Older

January 28, 2016

 

Interview with Joshua Foer, author of the book Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As you age does time seem to go faster and faster? It’s an experience almost every adult has.

 

Joshua Foer:
As a result years can fly by like weeks, time speeds up and our lives are unmemorablebut that doesn’t have to be the case.
 


Joshua Foer

What's New With Alzheimer's Disease

January 19, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik, author of the book Outsmarting Alzheimer's: What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As the population age’s Alzheimer’s disease is becoming something of an epidemic - and it’s scary how little we know.

 

Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik:
1% or less of the people who get it – we know why they get it. They get it because it’s hereditary however 99% or more of the people who get it we don’t know why they get it.
 


Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik

What Your Brain Needs

January 12, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the book Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some interesting new research has uncovered some fascinating facts about how our brains work. We now know that…

 

Dr. David Perlmutter:
Certain genes that are involved in making the brain more functional, more resistant to damage, more resistant to disease- those genes are actually under our control.
 


Dr. David Perlmutter

Making Your Brain More Efficient - Part 2

December 8, 2015

 

Interview with Dan Levitin, author of the book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You have a lot of decisions to make every day and that can lead to something called decision fatigue.

 

Dan Levitin:
Your brain doesn’t distinguish metabolically the important decisions from unimportant ones. We use up about the same amount of neuro resources making a trivial decision as a really crucial one.
 


Dan Levitin

Making Your Brain More Efficient

December 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dan Levitin, author of the book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You have a lot of information coming at you every day.

 

Dan Levitin:
Americans took in 5 times as much information every day this year as they did in 1986 and 1986 was no slouch of a year.
 


Dan Levitin

The Secrets Of A Good Memory

November 26, 2015

 

Interview with Eran Katz, author of the book Where Did Noah Park the Ark?: Ancient Memory Techniques for Remembering Practically Anything

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The best way to get better at remembering stuff is to simply pay attention.

 

Eran Katz:
Because we cannot remember something if we haven’t paid attention to it to begin with - if we lock the door, we think, “Did we lock the door? Did we unplug the iron?” One second of attention – “Here, I locked the door, I know the door is locked” – will actually help us not forget.
 


Eran Katz

Your Creativity

November 4, 2015

 

Interview with Shelley Carson, author of the book Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be creative you really are.

 

Shelley Carson:
Our brains are creativity machines; they’re built to come up with creative ideas – because creativity is basically the way we’ve survived as a species.

 


Shelley Carson

Doing What's Important

August 28, 2015

 

Interview with Eric Maisel, author of the book Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Does it even seem that you never quite get around to those important projects and goals that you’ve set for yourself? This is really quite common and the solution as simple as it might sounds is to just show up and start working on them.

 

Eric Maisel:
And the regularity and routine of showing up day in and day out makes a tremendous difference.
 


Eric Maisel

How Your Brain Can Sabotage

June 26, 2015

 

Interview with Kelly Traver M.D., author of the book The Program: The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You: The Life-Changing 12-Week Method

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you've ever tried to change a habit or improve your health you know it can be difficult to make it stick.

 

Kelly Traver M.D.:
And the reason for that is that your whole body and brain is really based on this homeostasis principle - which is to keep everything the same.
 


Dr. Kelly Traver

What Exercise Does To Your Brain

June 9, 2015

 

Interview with Wendy Suzuki, PhD, author of the book Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While we all know the health benefits of aerobic exercise we’re discovering more and more just how good it is for the brain as well.

 

Wendy Suzuki PhD:
No matter what age you are aerobic exercise actually stimulates the birth of new brain cells in a key structure that I’ve studied for the last twenty years important for long-term memory and that structure is called the hippocampus.
 


Wendy Suzuki PhD

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