Thursday, October 16, 2008

Can You Make Memories Stick?

How do you remember how many days are in a particular month? Many of us have learned to memorize this little memory aid when we were children and it stays in our brain files just waiting to be used when we need it.

Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty one excepting February which has twenty eight. Then leap year coming once in four, February has one day more.

So just how does our brain memory work and how can we give it the mental exercise that it requires to keep it sharp as our bodies age.

Here is part of a Reader's Digest Canada article "Make Memories Stick" that I personally found very informative. I invite you to check it out.

Use Your Senses

When you’re laying down memory, use as many senses as you can. Years ago many primary school students easily memorized a long list of prepositions by learning to sing them to a familiar tune. They were processing input along several tracks at once: cognitive, visual, auditory and motor. After 50 years the memory is still there.

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Till my next post

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dare I say Hello?

Well here goes...Hello!

I know it has been a while since I have posted and it seems like my world has just been turning a bit too fast for me to keep up the pace.

I finished reading the book "The Brain That Changes Itself". I would recommend it to be added to your books to read list. It is a fascinating read and I found some neat references that I am following up on and I will tell you more in future posts.

I still haven't gotten into the book "Midlife Man" yet but plan to start tomorrow. (I have two weeks to get it read) Then I can get back to "Brain Rules".

All of the heaters are in the hands of their new owners and the reports so far are all very positive. The amount of heat, the quality of heat and the cost of operating appears to be meeting and or exceeding expectations.

I have now talked to three more fellows that are very interested in ordering a heater for their home. (maybe they can order together and save a hundred dollars on the combined order) Since the exchange rate between the US $ and the Cdn $ has been increasing there no doubt will be a little more cost involved if they buy now.

One other tidbit of news:

I attended a local writer's guild meeting tonight it our local library. I guess there are about ten members of which seven were there tonight. Wendy Jones was the chair lady and we took turns reading a piece that we had written followed by a critiquing of our work by our peers

As I am by no means a writer, I found the meeting to be very interesting and a valuable learning tool. We meet again on the third Wednesday of November (19th)

Well that's all I have for you on this post.

Till next post

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