What’s His Name Again?

What’s His Name Again?

Remember the days when you knew everyone’s name instantly? And recognized faces without a problem? In those days, you never seemed to have to struggle for clues – you just knew. You were probably about 14! Actually, until you find yourself searching frantically for a...

Was This Déjà Vu?

I was downtown last week when I bumped into a woman I haven’t seen for ages. We were just outside a coffee shop, and we both had time, so we went inside to enjoy a chat. I’d just sipped my cappuccino and glanced up as Megan began to tell me about an accident her...
How to remember things.

How to remember things.

Memory Strategy #1 Do you forget names? When you meet someone for the first time, use his or her name in conversation. Think about whether you like the name. Think of people you know well who have the same name. Associate the name with an image, if one comes to mind....
A Spoonful of Sugar?

A Spoonful of Sugar?

Can sugar make you forgetful?  Slow your brain?   A recent study suggests sugar sabotages learning and memory. Whilst we are familiar with the ‘too much sugar causes obesity’ message, little attention has been paid to its impact on mental health.  This is changing....
What is Google Doing to Your Memory?

What is Google Doing to Your Memory?

Do we remember as well now we have Google? Can you remember a time when ‘Google’ wasn’t even a word? I’ll bet your grand-kids can’t believe you’re that old! The days of dragging down encyclopaedia and large dictionaries to find an...