It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?”
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As it turns out, we have more of a say in the strength and resilience of our brains than we may have thought. Here are three myths to dispel before we can harness the power of our "super brains."
As you get older, worrying about declines in memory is far more damaging to your ability to think than any actual declines in memory ability. So relax. When you get older, you probably aren't that much more forgetful than your typical teen.
Relatively pleasant endings can put a positive spin on even long, painful experiences, like the year 2011. And by this time next year, we'll likely have the same warm feelings about 2012.
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