Something You Should Know about Memory and Brain Health

Being More Productive

May 4, 2016


Interview with Jonathan Fields, author of the book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance




Mike Carruthers:
In the minds of many being productive and doing great work means working hard, nose to the grindstone – but that’s only part of the process.


Jonathan Fields:
The really big insights and ideas usually come when we work really hard and then we step away.

Jonathan Fields

How We Learn Best

March 7, 2016


Interview with Donna “O” Johnson, Founder of Guaranteed 4.0




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to learn and retain information it helps to understand how our brains take it all in.


Donna “O” Johnson:
Everyone processes one chunk of information at a time, a chunk the latest research tells us is about 4 words.


Donna "O" Johnson

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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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

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