Browsing All posts tagged under »memory«

LBL Improves Her Brain

April 23, 2014

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  Lumosity is an online brain training and neuroscience research company that offers a brain training program consisting of more than 40 games in the areas of memory, attention, flexibility, speed of processing, and problem solving. Life in the Boomer Lane has several friends who subscribe to their service and all speak highly of it.  LBL decided to look into it. LBL […]

The History of Memory Techniques From 500 BC-2014 AD

April 8, 2014

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    The history of memory training began around 500 BC. This is because, prior to 500 BC, nobody did anything that had to be remembered. From one million BC to 500 BC, everyone killed things and ate them, raised things and ate them, and then died well before they got bald or developed back […]

10 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You, Post-50

January 30, 2014

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An alert reader has sent Life in the Boomer Lane an article from purpleclover.com titled “17 Surprises Your Body Has in Store for You Post 50.” By the time LBL was finished reading the title, she had come up with over 30 items of her own. But she will now address herself to the items […]

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 […]

Those Goddamn Doors

April 3, 2013

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If you have never experienced walking into a room and forgetting what you came there for, please stop reading immediately and go stand in a corner with all the other people this writer has no interest in communicating with. The rest of you, listen up: Science, taking a short break from predicting tsunamis, erupting volcanoes, […]

My Mother. Myself? A guest post by Erica Hollinshead Stead

April 1, 2013

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Every once in a while, I am struck by the need to blur the lines between the generations of women.  To remind myself that we are all, at heart, the products of other women whose reality differed in countless ways than ours.  That we are all, at heart, traversing a terrain our mothers never knew, […]

A Valentine for Raggedy Andy

February 9, 2013

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You were my best friend, my first true love.  We were inseparable.  In the increasingly potholed memory of my mind, I remember one of us or both of us overcome with grief that we weren’t seated near each other.  The teacher relented.  I am occasionally bothered that one memory has us then seated side-by-side at […]

Hmmm…Aren’t You Forgetting Something?, a guest post by Mrs. Cap’n Firepants

February 7, 2013

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 Mrs. Cap’n Firepants,  (which might rival Dr Seuss for Most Memorable Pen Name)  writes that she is “the distinguished authoress of the blog, What I Meant 2 Say.”   She also writes that “she completely defied aging until about two years ago – when she acquired the infamous and extremely destructive bulldog, Wonderbutt. Now, her wrinkles outnumber the dog’s. […]

Navigating the Bridge to Nowhere

July 16, 2012

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The aging brain is like a GPS.  You know where you are headed, and your brain appears to be perfectly capable of sending you there. But you notice with increasing frequency that you are told to make a right turn, then, when you do, to make a U-turn. You may ultimately get where you want […]

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 […]