This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.
A few years back, I came across a fascinating article about the impact that the Internet has had on the way that people read. The author, Nicholas Car...
The scientific evidence is now clear. If you want to keep your mind sharp as you age, you need to keep physically active. The explanation has to do with the broad-reaching effects of exercise on the chemistry, physiology and structure of the brain.
Although the studies are only now taking place on mice, they bring many ethical questions of memory to the forefront, and also question patient accessibility to this type of treatment in the future, since it involves the use of a future prescription drug to remove the unwanted memories.
Facing the same walls Daniel had faced night after night forced me to confront the truth. My pulsing anxiety stemmed from the realization that I wasn't searching through Daniel's belongings to honor him. I was up there for entirely self-serving purposes.
What's the single most common complaint in old age? If you can't remember having read this before, then likely you've already got it -- a problem with memory. It's nearly universal at a certain point in life. So, I decided to start working on this whole issue by memorizing lots of stuff. Maybe it's like a muscle, I surmised. Use it or lose it.
Severe, debilitating anxiety has afflicted Scott Stossel his entire life, a life he describes in his morbidly fascinating new memoir, My Age of Anxiety. His case may be especially tormenting, but he is far from alone in this plight.
You may have heard about the cognitive benefits of video game playing for middle-aged and older adults.
"The rust of memory" is really the perfect way to describe nostalgia. While, admittedly, it can be pleasant to have some whimsical understanding of the past, I would ultimately argue that nostalgia is a negative that causes people sorrow in their present (regardless of whether this sorrow is justifiable).
GPS for the Soul has just posted a clip from the Rubin's Brainwave series from 2012. Broadcaster Jane Pauley and MIT's Sebastian Seung come together t...
Wednesday morning, 7 a.m., the radio alarm blaring. Keep your eyes closed. Don't move, because you have miraculously woken up in your old life.
We are all novelists when we are remembering. We start off with some sensory impressions of an event, along with factual knowledge about who we were then and what was going on for us.
Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.
he next time you lose your car keys or forget your spouse's name or walk into the kitchen for a snack and end up reorganizing the pantry, think of all the strides that have been made with mice and then applied to people.
What early memories seem to serve is a way of understanding what life is like or about. In other words, the remembrances are purposeful and suggest that life is a place of support, caution, curiosity, or other ways of being.
Have I not made a lasting impression on you? No, that can't be, I'm fucking fantastic and you know it. Smack the gloss from your weary eyes, and put down Tinder long enough to make a connection with me.
She is frail and forgetful and the holidays aren't the same as they used to be. Many questions swirl in your head: Should we have her come for dinner? What kind of presents do I buy her? What would she like to do?
I determined that my own story, with its emotionally and sexually abusive mother, and physically abusive, but bullied and mentally ill father, would be easier for readers to connect with if I wrapped it in a fairy tale.
While I believe very much in living in the present -- that you can't go back in time -- I still remember nights when I couldn't sleep because I was so excited for Santa to come.
Get your group in on it and act it out. Make the art come to life.