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The Best Brain Possible With Debbie Hampton

Information and Inspiration For Anyone With a Brain


Are Your Habits Messing Up Your Memory?

Guess it’s soup for dinner because you completely forgot to stop at the grocery store on the way home and get spaghetti fixings. You drew a complete blank on your next door neighbor’s name that you’ve lived beside for two years. You’re already running late for the body sculpt class at the gym, and you[...]

How To Free The Genius In Your Brain

Some say that we use only 10 percent of our brain capacity. After my fifty-plus years of working with persons with savant syndrome, both congenital and acquired, I think that may be an overestimate.  That quote by Donald A. Treffert, MD is from the forward of the book, The Superhuman Mind: Free the Genius in Your[...]

How Your Brain Creates Your Reality

At the most basic level, your world is constructed by your brain. Making sense of the world and its happenings is nothing more than our individual brains’ interpretation of the signals it receives as we go about our days interacting with our environments. Color is nothing more than cone cells in your retina being stimulated[...]

You Can Rewire Your Brain For Love

Did you know that a large part of how we respond to the world, interact in relationships, think of and talk to ourselves is determined by shadows from our past?  These shadows, or implicit memories, which are below conscious awareness, cannot be directly measured or retrieved yet are very real and can prevent healthy relationships,[...]

Memory Musts

Having sustained a serious a brain injury, I’ve learned to incorporate memory tools into my life every day.  While my short-term memory has drastically improved from being nonexistent right after the injury, I still rely on memory tools to make life easier. Memory challenges can be experienced by anyone due to anxiety and stress, age-related[...]

Brain Man

In his book, Born On A Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant-like Dustin Hoffman portrayed in the movie Rain Man, tells the story of life with his very special brain.  In 2004, Daniel memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, the mathematical ratio of the[...]