Muscles that aren't exercised regularly tend to become weak. Recent research indicates that brain cells are similar to muscles in this regard. Memory and brain fitness improve with stimulating brain exercises for all important areas of the brain. Crosswords alone are not enough because they don't exercise all parts of the brain. Brain exercise needs to include activities like drawing and learning a musical instrument.
Saturday, April 02, 2005
A little stress helps our memory; too much stress does not!
From the December 2004 issue of Scientific American Mind,
"A little stress sharpens memory. But after prolonged stress, the mental picture isn't pretty."