Tag: memory

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times Many of us find that their memory is not as good as it used to be when we were young.   There may be a number of reasons for this although, the physiology of the brain may be part of the reason. Regular exercise is important for our cardio vascular health, and the health of our muscles which will degenerate and weaken over time. A recent study according to the NY Times shows that a recent study done on rodents suggests Read More »

Brain function and exercise, the NY Times explores the latest science in brain function.

Brain function and exercise, the NY Times explores the latest science in brain function. Stimulation is important in childhood for mental and language development.  Stimulation is also important for adults as well, and exercise may make our brain function and work better as well. Exercise is an important type of stimulation our brain needs. Until recently, it was assumed that the human brain was static and over time degenerated.  We now understand that brains through neuroplasticity continue to remodel and re-synapse, as we learn new habits and skills. Recently, scientists at the University of Maryland as recently as 2013 wondered Read More »

Chocolate lovers rejoyce; your memory may be improved by your consumption of chocolate says the NY Times

Chocolate lovers rejoice; your memory may be improved by your consumption of chocolate says the NY Times A new study suggests that consuming chocolate is good for your memory. Many of us love chocolate, however, we never realized that it was good for us. Check out this article in the NY Times To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate By PAM BELLUCK Science edged closer on Sunday to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age. In a small study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, ages 50 to 69, who Read More »