News tagged with memory tasks

Training the brain to improve on new tasks

A brain-training task that increases the number of items an individual can remember over a short period of time may boost performance in other problem-solving tasks by enhancing communication between different brain areas. ...

Apr 15, 2013
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Does chewing gum give your brain an edge?

(HealthDay)—That wad of gum you're chewing may be more than a breath-freshener—it might also boost your powers of concentration, a small new study suggests.

Mar 09, 2013
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Aerobic exercise boosts brain power

The physical benefits of regular exercise and remaining physically active, especially as we age, are well documented. However, it appears that it is not only the body which benefits from exercise, but the mind too. The evidence ...

Dec 13, 2012
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