Browsing All posts tagged under »brain«

That Word That Means That You Remember Something

January 26, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane and her friends now save a lot of money on entertainment. Rather than attending movies, plays, shows, the ballet and symphonies, they regale each other with hilarious stories of missed appointments, missing objects, and misplaced people.  This occurs mainly when they are out to breakfast or lunch or dinner or […]

Be Thankful for Your Aging Brain

November 23, 2015

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Since the annual Christmas Monster that Swallowed the Western World now hits stores on the day after Halloween, Thanksgiving, with no costumes and no presents,  has been largely ignored. For that reason, as the holiday is fast approaching, you may have given no thought to what you are thankful for. And, if you are a […]

Your Brain and You

November 3, 2015

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Because the human brain is usually covered with a skull and scalp and hair and sometimes even a hat, we don’t know much about it. We know it looks like a cauliflower, but aside from that, it’s mostly conjecture.  For this reason, there have been many misconceptions about the brain. Popular Science has, just yesterday, […]

Mastering Your Memory

September 8, 2015

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Two months ago (Note to readers: If the word “ago” causes you to have an anxiety attack, this post is for you), Life in the Boomer Lane took advantage of a memory workshop, “Mastering Your Memory,” being offered to the Realtors in her company. The company offering the workshop promised that by taking the workshop, […]

How Your Brain Works. Or Doesn’t.

January 25, 2014

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  National Geographic, in its February 2014 issue cover story, “The New Science of the Brain,” dares to go where no mortal has gone before, inside the human brain. Science has, until now, known relatively little about the brain. We know what the brain can do, but we often don’t know how it does what […]

Living in An Upside Down World

February 17, 2012

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(The following is this week’s entry in my Friday series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend, blogging-wise). Thanks to the good folks who spend their time […]

The Aging Brain

December 8, 2011

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In its current Health & Science section, The Washington Post addresses itself to a topic that a lot of people over the age of 50 think about daily, when they aren’t trying to remember why they are standing naked in the garage, holding a spatula.  “The Aging Brain” tells us that, contrary to what scientists […]