Focusing attention is effortful. And as we age it often gets harder and harder to concentrate. But focusing our attention on the task at hand is key for better memory performance... so what can we do to improve concentration AND memory?
Looking for some fun, and free, cognitive stimulation this December? Here you have a few quick brain teasers to challenge your attention and your working memory-the ability to keep information in your mind while working on integrating, processing it.
Marilu Henner, who many remember as the character Elaine on the sitcom "Taxi," is the author of Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future. She is one of only 12 documented cases of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, or HSAM.