Showing posts with label memory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label memory. Show all posts

Friday, June 15, 2018

One year on, London remembers victims of Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower fire
London fell silent on Thursday as the British capital paid tribute to the victims of one of the biggest fire tragedies in Britain since World War II -- the fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower high-rise apartment block.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

 Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Scientists publish method to block fearful memories

Chinese scientists say they've found a new way to effectively inhibit a person's fear memory arising from traumatic events such as domestic violence, sexual assault and war.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Breathing the right way might help improve memory: study

Have you ever tried to focus by inhaling with a long, deep breath through the nose and exhaling through the mouth? A new study suggests that such an approach to breathing can indeed ease your mind and even improve memory.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Study: Exercise may slow mental decline by 10 years

Exercise can slow cognitive decline in older people by 10 years, researchers at the University of Miami found in a recent study.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Using computer reduces memory decline risk

According to a recent study, seniors who use computers and participate in social activities have reduced risk of developing age-related declines in memory and thinking. "The results show the importance of keeping the mind active as we age," said study author Janina Krell-Roesch.

Monday, May 04, 2015

"No escribir nunca a mano tiene graves consecuencias"

El economista y grafólogo catalán Joaquim Valls pone en duda la nueva iniciativa de Finlandia de dejar de impartir clases de caligrafía en las escuelas y explica por qué es indispensable escribir a mano cada día.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe

Japan on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next "Big One."

More than 14,000 people gathered to commemorate the victims in the western port city of Kobe, where a 7.2-magnitude quake hit at 5:46 am on January 17, 1995.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Asia Marks 10th Anniversary of Tsunami

Beach side memorials, moments of silence, and religious services are planned across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed at least 220,000 people in 2004.

The gigantic wave stuck a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean rim. It destroyed entire coastal communities, wiped out families and crashed over tourist-filled beaches the morning after Christmas.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Study: Learning New Skills Keeps Aging Mind Sharp.

A new study shows that elderly adults who challenge their minds with increasingly difficult tasks maintain cognitive functioning better than those who do less demanding activities.
To keep our brains sharp as we age, we are often told to keep our minds active; “use it or lose it.” There actually is little scientific evidence to support that, however, according to psychologist Denise Park of the University of Texas at Dallas.

“Partially because it is very, very hard to do experiments with humans, where you randomly assign them to conditions where, say, you retire young, you do not retire; you do interesting things, you do boring things,” said Park.

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