We have been warned for many decades not to smoke. Now the World Health Organization says that tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world, surpassing heart disease for the first time. Five million people die of causes linked to tobacco use annually.
Medical research is providing additional warnings to smokers. A study in the publication Neurology reported that older adults who smoke face an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, worse mental health was also more likely in persons who smoke than in non-smokers.
Most people know that smoking cigarettes can cause lung cancer. However, smoking is also a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Read More...
If you believe that accelerated loss of your mental acuity is inevitable with age, and that the loss of your competitive edge is certain to accompany that memory loss, you’re not alone. But you are wrong. Age does have some effect on memory, but it’s not an especially significant factor. Nonetheless, people tend to use their age as an excuse for poor or weakened performance.
In fact, the opposite is true: For most people in business, the prime earning years are their 40s and 50s because they have invaluable maturity and experience. However, sometimes people in middle age enter a very self-defeating cycle, doubting themselves and losing confidence in their abilities.
Be Like Read More...
For today’s Top 10 Tuesday, we wanted to share a list of the top 10 brain games to keep your mind sharp.
It is always good to take a break from your normal routine and challenge your brain. These games also teach you about how your brain works.
Top 10 Brain Games:
1. The Stroop Test - The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention and self-regulation capability.
2. Basketball Attention Experiment – This experiment shows that Read More...
If you live in fear of forgetting people’s names, sometimes within mere seconds of being introduced to them, you’re not alone. Surveys show that 83% of the population worries about their inability to recall people’s names. Ironically, while most of us hate having our names forgotten or mispronounced, the majority of us claim we just “aren’t good at remembering names” or putting faces together with names when we meet people again.
If you have difficulty recalling names, you know that the two most common scenarios are forgetting the name instantaneously upon being introduced to someone new, and failing to recall the name of someone you’ve met and interacted with in the Read More...
This article was recently in the science section of the New York Times and explains why some things like TV jingles are easy to remember but punch lines to jokes seem to escape us.
If you are looking to improve your memory, learn about our Memory Training Workshops held around the country.
In One Ear and Out the Other
By Natalie Angier
New York Times
Published: March 16, 2009
By all accounts, my grandfather Read More...
I recently received this email from a client that attending our Memory Training Workshop. He wanted to share how the techniques have been working for him 2 years after graduated from the workshop. If you have taken or are considering taking the Memory Training Workshop I think you will enjoy reading his comments.
We also offer complimentary memory trainings in cities around the country (check out this link for a video). If you are interested in having a memory trainer at Read More...
This week Eric Plantenberg hosted a WebEx follow-up conference call for graduates of our Boise, ID and Seattle, WA Memory Training Workshop.
Eric reviewed the workshop and answered questions regarding memory training from those on the call.
Watch and Listen to the Recording
If you have taken the memory training class, this call is a great review of the workshop. The call Read More...
If you would like to improve your memory, check out our live, 7 hour Memory Training Workshop offered across the country. You can also have a speaker to your office for a complimentary memory training meeting.
Your palms begin to sweat and you avoid eye contact with someone you know is a client, but you just can’t remember his name.
Your heart sinks as you hang up the phone after a phone call with a furious prospect; you forgot Read More...
As a company that conducts Memory Training Workshops, we teach many techniques that will allow you to recall vast amounts of information short or long term. We train your brain to remember.
If you would like to add technology to your arsenal of tools to aid your memory, we found a great article on Tim Ferriss’ blog, The Four Hour Work Week, that gives an overview on how you can use these tools for organizing, note taking, scheduling and making a system that works for you.
But if your technology fails, remember a Read More...
Test and strengthen your memory with six free memory games at the Memory Gym. You can choose your difficulty level, set memory goals and track your progress all on this interactive site.
These memory games are a great way to practice the Mental File Folder System or the Chaining and Linking techniques taught in the Memory Training Workshop.
For more ideas on how to improve your memory, read our article Read More...