THE Sixth Sense Emotion

Researchers are finding that brain circuits for emotions are just as tangible as circuits for the senses, and advanced imaging techniques can now observe this.4 It is also clear from a number of studies that one's ability to remember something is largely dependent on its emotional context.5 As we discussed earlier, the hippocampus is more apt to tag information for long-term memory ifit has emotional significance. That's why engaging emotions through social interactions is a key strategy of...

6 Introduce Novelty

We wouldn't recommend trying all these things on the same morning, but do incorporate one or two of the following Vary the order in which you do your normal routine (e.g., get dressed after breakfast). If a bagel and coffee is your daily fare, try something else like hot oatmeal and herbal tea. Change the setting on your radio alarm or tune into a morning TV program you never watch. Sesame Street, for example, may arouse the brain to notice how much of what you take for granted is explored in...

10 Play The Ten Thing Game

Neurobics Exercises

Ooraeone hands you an ordinary object. You must use it to demonstrate ten different things that the object might be. Example A fly swatter might be a tennis racket, a golf club, a fan, a baton, a drumstick, a violin, a shovel, a microphone, a baseball bat, or a canoe paddle. In some ways, this game is similar to punning, whereby you reach into your mental sound database and associate a sound word with something else like it in a humorous way.

Brain Works

The brain receives, organizes, and distributes information to guide our actions and also stores important information for future use. The problems we associate with getting older forgetfulness, not feeling sharp, or having difficulty learning new things involve the cerebral cortex and the hippocampus. Motor Cortex muscle control and coordination social behavior, abstract reasoning, Motor Cortex muscle control and coordination social behavior, abstract reasoning, brain areas involved in...