Something You Should Know about Memory and Brain Health

Why America Is Getting Dumber

August 5, 2016


Interview with Lisa Bloom, author of the book Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World




Mike Carruthers:
As a society we’re dumb and we’re getting dumber.


Lisa Bloom:
I’ve found that college students could name more Kardashians than wars we are in – college students for example are very knowledgeable about reality shows and celebrities and whether Kim Kardashian is married today or not.

Lisa Bloom

Brain Power As You Age

June 24, 2016


Interview with Michael Gelb, author of the book Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age




Mike Carruthers:
You've probably heard that after age 30 mental function declines, that's been a long standing belief that is not necessarily true.


Michael Gelb:
Much of what passes for memory loss with age is really a depletion of oxygen supply to the brain. And that depletion is a function of a sedentary lifestyle and not actually using your brain.

Michael Gelb

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

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