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The Memory Process consists of encoding, storage and retrieval. In this post, we look at the storage and retrieval process.Read More
Have you ever moved house or transferred your possessions to storage? What does it involve? The memory process (also called the anatomy of a memory) can be explained by taking the example of moving house-hold inventory to long-term storage.
This post looks at what encoding a memory is and explores strategies for effective encoding.Read More
Brain Awareness Week is from March 14-20, 2011. This post is a collection of short videos that can be very useful in classroom sessions and for students to learn on their own.Read More
The brain functions like a smartphone – filled with applications many of which can multi-task. Different parts of the brain and different neural circuits are employed by the brain to perform different functions. What happens when one function hinders the performance of another function? In the iPhone example, what happens when you are listening to a song and a call comes through. The iPhone decides to suspend playing the song and gives your incoming call preference.
Similar to the iPhone, we need to set up processes in place (consciously or sub-consciously) that will help us manage the conflicts in the brain.Read More
How many languages do you speak? Do you know that the languages you speak affect your brain function and memory ability?
Speaking more than one language may slow the aging process in the mind.Read More
Imagine that you receive a party invitation where the dress code is formal and casual. Will you be confused? What would you do? We send such conflicting instructions to the brain more often than we realize.
Take the following example.Read More
Let’s face it. Whether you like it or not, your brain is constantly changing in response to your environment and your thoughts and feelings. Do you want to simply allow your brain to be “rewired” based on your environment and what others do? Or would you like to have some say in how the rewiring takes place?
Here are 5 simple strategies to consciously and intentionally make use of this unique brain plasticity that we all are blessed with.Read More
Have you seen those sci-fi movies and TV serials where highly advanced robots are designed to tweak, re-engineer and maintain themselves constantly? Our brains do that every day and we take all of that for granted. Knowledge of brain plasticity has profound implications in human learning and behavior, and mental health.Read More
First of a series of posts on brain plasticity… As a child, we have all played with plasticene. The joy of making new things from existing plasticene is something that one never forgets. Our brain is like plasticene – malleable and changeable.Read More