Brain – The Blog

The Sad Death of a Great Teacher

  On Wednesday I was quoting my old Maths teacher, Mike Bullen (always known as Mr. Bullen to us while we were at school). “If you’d just get the easy questions right you’d all pass the exams.” When I got … Continue reading


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Hot Chocolate For Your Memory (yes really)

  How’s your memory? A while back, I touched on an issue that plagues a lot of people as they get older – memory loss and difficulty forming and keeping new memories.     A big part of memory difficulties … Continue reading


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Is your memory going or are you just getting old?

    Last week I was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I went to see a show based on one of my favourite TV shows from my childhood,  Noggin the Nog.     I loved it. It was staged very … Continue reading


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When you can’t decide what to do

    Are you dithering over a decision? Sometimes it can be really hard to finally take the plunge.     Here are two interesting tools to help you that I heard about recently on one of my favorite radio … Continue reading


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Tips for keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

  Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions?   It’s the New Year. Time to take the decorations down and  check if you kept your New Year’s Resolutions from last year.     Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions? … Continue reading


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Getting the basics right – why attention is so important

  A couple of weeks ago, in my blog Get the Basics Right First, I talked about the executive functions of your brain.     You’ll find more about that this today. The next executive function is attention.   Several … Continue reading


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Get the basics right first

  Executive functions of the brain Last week I attended the excellent Learning and the Brain conference in Boston. At this conference you get to hear neuroscientists and other researchers talking about their research and how it impacts on learning. … Continue reading


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When do you learn the most?

  Difference and Sameness   Which situations do you learn the most from? The comfortable ones or the uncomfortable ones?   It’s very easy to spend all your time with people you like and get on well with. What is … Continue reading


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