My Prospective Memory didn’t let me down.

Prospective memory is one of the three affected by ageing so using strategies to keep ‘remembering to remember’ strong, are very important. We emphasize this skill in our Brainfit for Life classes and in the online course, Memory Tune Mary had such an...

Why does my brain get tired?

Chess players exert a lot of cognitive effort. After hours of play, they make more mistakes. It takes them longer to make decisions. The question is, why? Why does your brain get tired? Research suggests the answer lies somewhere in the left lateral prefrontal cortex...

An Argument Against Ageism

Companies need crystallized intelligence. Older workers are your source. Stephen Chamberlin, August 2022 Psychologist Raymond Cattell developed the concept of fluid and crystallized intelligence in 1963. From Wikipedia: Fluid intelligence is the ability to solve novel...

Good ageing starts before 55

 (and it’s not as simple as eating well and working out)   As a population, we’re ageing well. Research shows most older New Zealanders enjoy good physical, mental and social health, but there’s no secret to good ageing – academics say growing...

Struggling to Recognize Different Racial Faces?

Cognitive psychologists at the University of Exeter believe they have discovered the answer! Decades of debate since the 1960s resulted in social scientists taking the view that people, particularly those with more prejudiced racial attitudes, are less motivated to...

Which memory training works best as we age?

It depends, a new study from the University of Michigan suggests. But your fourth-grade  mathematics teacher may have been onto something with that phrase to help you remember how to work out a complicated problem: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.   Do you...