How to Use BrainHQ Brain Training Exercises to Improve Your Memory

One of the most common questions we get here at Posit Science is “How can I improve my memory?” First, it’s important to understand the fundamental question: what is memory? There are several different types of memory, with the two main categories being long-term memory and short-term (aka working) memory. Within long-term memory, there are…

When Words Teeter on the Tip of Your Tongue (or Finger)

We’ve all been there: you’re having a casual, run-of-the-mill conversation, and all of a sudden you just… can’t… quite… think of… the… umm… hoo boy. At this point, you may try to make a joke to play off the situation, and if you’re of a certain age, that joke probably involves the phrase “senior moment”…

Live Blogging the SharpBrains Summit – Day 2

11:05 am: This session has now concluded. That is the end of my blogging from the Sharp Brains summit. All the best, Peter. 11:04 am: Dr. Stern believes that improving executive functioning performance with training can increase cognitive reserve. Improving cognitive reserve may delay or reverse the effects of aging. 10:56 am: Now speaking is…

Live Blogging the SharpBrains Summit – Day 1

1:38 PM: That’s it for our live blog today- Peter Delahunt will start the live blogging tomorrow morning at 8 AM for Day 2 coverage.  We hope you enjoyed the live blog and that you’ll be back tomorrow! 1:35 PM: Elkhonon Goldberg is the Chief Scientific Advisor to SharpBrains. He begins by discussing the role…

Does Ginkgo Biloba Improve Memory?

Although there have been numerous small studies investigating the effects of Ginkgo Biloba on memory, they have generally have been small and followed participants for short periods of time. The results have been inconsistent and overall inconclusive. The GEM (Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory) study was set up to address these  inconsistent results. GEM is a…