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Does Watching Too Much Junk TV Effect Your Brain?

Watching TV is a passive activity. You sit there on the couch while information and entertainment are feed to you. You exert little to no effort making it a relaxing and enticing activity to participate in for hours on end. But in recent years, studies have come out detailing the significant damage it does to […]

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What is the Method of Loci?

Mnemonic devices are little tricks that help you memorize important information. The Method of Loci is one of the most popular and well-known techniques that dates way back to ancient Greece. In Latin, Loci means is means location, or place. Many times you’ll hear the Method of Loci referred to as the memory palace. In […]

Scientists Develop a New Font That Can Improve Your Memory

The written word has a fascinating history. Historians believe that writing may have been invented three times in three different parts of the world. Denise Schmandt-Besserat of the University of Texas at Austin explains more in her paper, The Evolution of Writing. “Of these three writing systems, therefore, only the earliest, the Mesopotamian cuneiform script, […]

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Neuroscientists Discover a Brain Signal That Identifies if Speech has Been Understood

A new discovery from neuroscientists has allowed them to pinpoint the brain signal that indicates whether or not a person understood narrative speech. In 2018, a report published in Current Biology, Electrophysiological Correlates of Semantic Dissimilarity Reflect the Comprehension of Natural, Narrative Speech, detailed the findings.  Researchers from the Trinity College Dublin and the University […]

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Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients: How a New Drug Can Help Reverse Memory Loss

There is nothing more heartbreaking than hearing the unfortunate news of a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a brain deteriorating disease where slowly a person’s memory declines. There is currently no cure for the disease, but there is hope on the horizon. In this piece from TIME Magazine, The Woodings discuss what it […]