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The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton

Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain


How Learning And Memory Happen In your Head

Why is it that I can remember the words to some random song that was popular decades ago, but I can never remember what the article said about the foods with the most pesticides that I just read yesterday and a dozen times before that? Memory is a strange thing. How Something Gets Filed In[...]

6 Habits To Help You Outsmart Alzheimer’s

In the US today, about a staggering 5.3 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, and that figure is expected to triple by the year 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yikes! Just to clarify, Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disorder in which plaque and tangles form in the brain, and brain cells become damaged, resulting in[...]

How To Work Your Brain In Your Workout (and why it matters)

We all know that exercise is good for us. It’s about the best thing you can do for your brain and body. But did you know that if you exercise in ways that disengage your brain from actively participating, you’re getting the physical benefits of increased blood flow and oxygen to the brain and the[...]

4 Fascinating Finds About Memories

On the one hand, memories are subjective, almost magical, intimate snapshots preserving the diverse array of colors of an individual’s life. On the other hand, memories are nothing more than a series of chemical and physical changes taking place in the brain, which cause nerves to fire, sending electrochemical impulses to other nerves. While a[...]

How I Get Through The Holiday Season (When It’s Filled With Painful Memories)

When I start to see the red bows, wreaths, and the twinkly lights going up on houses, which happens earlier every year, I begin feeling this gnawing dread and heaviness in my heart. It’s not just that I abhor all the unhealthy eating, consumerism, and waste that the holiday season brings. It’s that these sights[...]

What You Need To Know About The Link Between Depression And Dementia

The relationship between depression and dementia is complex and still being unraveled. It’s unclear if depression is an early symptom or consequence of, or risk factor for dementia, but growing evidence suggests that there’s a definite association. People with more symptoms of depression tend to decline more rapidly in thinking and memory skills, and both conditions[...]