A study published in the journal Memory suggests that
Saying words out loud can help you to remember them.
Canadian researcher, Colin MacLeod, a psychology professor at the University of Waterloo discovered this study and coined it: “production effect”. Speaking something out loud results in variations of the production effect on memory. Typing something out, mouthing it, or writing it down also helps, but just not as much as speaking it loudly.
MacLeod first identified the production effect in 2010, His team tested four ways of remembering by asking students to read a list of words silently, read them out loud, listen to someone else read them and listen to a recording of their own voice repeating the words. Then the students were asked to look at a long list of words and remember which ones they’d already seen.
“Silent was the worst,” MacLeod says. “It’s a little better to hear someone else’s voice. It’s better still to hear your own voice, but it’s best to produce [the word] yourself and both hear your own voice and move your own mouth.”
Another way that vocalization improves memory is in short term memory in everyday life, such as “I turned off the stove”; saying it out loud will help you remember that and wont affect you as you leave the house wondering if your house will burn down or not.
So, lesson of the day today is repeat out loud to better your memory!
Should I be drinking wine?
Of course You should!
Resveratrol, a trihydroxy stilbene derivative C14H12O3 that is found in some plants, fruits, seeds, and grape-derived products (such as red wine) and has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer, and may be the wonder ingredient responsible for many of wine’s benefits.
See these fourteen benefits of wine to prove this to you!
1. You live Longer! People living in places in the world with high wine consumption, are living longer, also according to dietary patterns.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School uncovered evidence that resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.
- 2. You get Smarter and Resveratrol may help improve short-term memory
- 3. Inhibit breakouts because of the antioxidants in wine, and Resveratrol is able to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria longer than benzoyl peroxide
- 4. Going to the gym is healthy right? It improves heart, brain and bone function. You know what else does that? Resveratrol, which is in wine.
5.Researchers in Spain found that those who drank two to seven glasses of wine per week were less likely to be diagnosed with depression, so Bye Bye Blues!
6. Modest wine consumption, defined as one glass a day, may decrease the prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Challenging any other alcohol consumption.
7. Promotes Eye health, as Resveratrol stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eyes.
8. Wine reduces bacteria on your teeth!
9. Wine cut Cancer Risks:
Red grapes are the fruit best able to suppress the activity of aromatase, the enzyme used by breast tumors to produce their own estrogen – this is called an aromatase inhibitor.
Studies show that moderate consumption of red wine can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 50%.
Harvard Men’s Wealth Watch reports that men who drink an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week have a 52% less chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to those who don’t drink wine. Doctors speculate that flavonoids and resveratrol contain potent antioxidants and may counterbalance androgens, the male hormones that stimulate the prostate.
10. Studies show that those who drank wine were less likely to come down with a cold compared to those that drank beer or spirits. Antioxidants help lower inflammation and reduce the symptoms of colds.
11. Wine’s Resveratrol, lower cholesterol.
12. Wine shows benefits of reducing risk of stroke, where beer and hard liquor do not.
13. Regulating Blood Sugars
The amount of polyphenols in a small glass of red wine appears to rival the blood sugar regulating activity of certain diabetes drugs.
14. Those who drink wine moderately have 30% lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This can be due to Resveratrol, as it improves sensitivity to Insulin.
SO, Bottom line: Wine can be a part of a healthy lifestyle, IF CONSUMED MODERATELY!
Science has gone a long way, but what has just surprised us is how technology intertwines, and so does our Brain!
Read this article for more details:
Here are the Highlights:
Scientists used something called electroencephalography (EEG) to measure difference in brain activity between smartphone users and people using ‘conventional’ cellphones.
The EEG readings looked at the electrical messages sent back and forth between the brain and the hands via nerves.
Smartphone users had bigger EEG brain activity measurements in response to mechanical touch on the thumb, index and middle fingers.
We can come to a strong conclusion with this, as it demonstrates how much brain tissue is devoted to a specific body region and how the brain is sucsceptible and can be shaped by experience.
Dont under estimate your brain, as it has many hidden strengths and skills that we wont begin to understand…
Have you ever been on a vacation where you had the most amazing time, however on the last day, you have a very bad experience? What did you remember about this vacation? Do you think it was still an amazing vacation or did you feel that it was ruined?
Daniel Kahneman describes this situation as memory self and experience self. He describes these two in relations to happiness. He illustrates the experience self as being happy in your life and the memory self as being happy about your life. According to Kahneman, the memory self is more powerful at whole than the experience self. It is to explain that what we remember of an experience matters more to us than what we really experienced during that actual situation. It is the case, the memory of the self controls our happiness and defines our stories. Endings, as he explains, are the most important moments of an experience. What we last remember of an experience is what controls our memory and our happiness of that experience. For those out there that suffered from a breakup, you must have experienced this. As a couple being in a relationship, many of us had felt pure happiness for a long period of time until something really bad happens and breaks off the relationship. You can remember all the good times, but unfortunately the ending is dominant in your mind and in turn determined how happy we were in that relationship. Daniel Kahneman presents some more examples of happiness.
It is important to keep in mind that memory is thinking about life whereas experience is actually living life. Deciding if you are happy as a person will depend on both together, but try it with your life…. which one of these two matter more to you? Moreover, Kahneman states that “happiness is mainly being satisfied with the people that we like.”
Watch this video and get more information about what determines your happiness, when you think of your life!