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To Stay Young, Stay Curious (& Dozens Of Other Ways To Protect Your Brain)

    When nothing is sure, Everything is possible. — Margaret Drabble   This is what we are living in right now: nothing is sure. But that also means: everything is possible! Right now is the perfect time to open up to learning new things you never would have had the time or opportunity to learn before. To shed old routines and consider what changes in your lifestyle, what changes to your career, and what changes to your health you might want to make after this pandemic is over, and to start learning new skills to prepare for it. I …

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When You Are Doing Something Meaningful, Your Brain Works Better

  Now there is medical proof that the more you are self motivated when learning something, the better your brain works.   Published October 22, 2014 in Neuron, researchers found that having your own internal motivation, in the form of curiosity, not only allows your brain to have enhanced memory and function. Being curious about learning something enhanced the study participants absorption and ability to master the information they were curious to learn and even enhanced their ability to remember non-related information alongside it. Researchers could literally see the brain enhance function on MRI when the subject was highly curious …

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Learn New Material More Easily With This One Tip

Proof that the more you are self motivated to learn something the more you will remember it:     A new study, published October 2, 2014 in Neuron, found that having INTRINSIC MOTIVATION in the form of curiosity, not only allows you to enhance your learning of key information but also of non-crucial, incidental information presented at the same time. In other words, being curious about learning something enhances your absorption and ability to master the information you were curious to learn AND even non-related information alongside it.   Curiosity about life in general enhances your experience of life itself, …

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Thoughts on Health… Fish Oil effective treatment for ADHD

  My two sweetie pie children at the beach. Okay, this may be a stretch to include in the fish oil post, but hey… you know there are fish in this pic… and what else am I gonna use as a visual?   I feel like I am trapped in backwards world.   Honestly. We’ve known for quite a while that Omega 3 fatty acids are absolutely fabulous for the body… especially the brain… so you’d think this study, which shows Omega 3 supplementation is an effective treatment for ADHD, is no big surprise to the medical community.  Wrong. Fish …

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