Articles based on research and current thinking about memory, cognition, dementia, and brain science


Brain Training That Really Keeps You Sharp

In science, discovery continues to add details to our learning. Now we know that there’s a lot to be said beyond “do some crosswords” when it comes to brain training and staying sharp all your life. In fact, crosswords may not help.

Blue Light’s Good, Blue Light’s Bad… It All Depends on When

Behind your eye, the rod and cone cells on your retina read light so you can see. Alongside them, a third kind of cells in the retina read the same light so your body knows what to do. This simple division of labor is the reason you can watch TV until late at night, but you might not get to sleep easily. It’s why you may memorize, learn, and solve puzzles better in sunlight than firelight. Blue light is the reason.

Reduce Anxiety and Calm Stress through a Simple Tapping Exercise

Tapping is a technique that helps fight stress, anxiety, and distraction. It’s physical, but it does its work by speaking to your mind and helping you focus on those feelings that are positive and discarding everything that prevents you from continuing with a full life.