BM_Lisa_Review Lesson_4.21.10

BM_Lisa_Review Lesson_4.21.10 - PSYC817:BrainMa0ers AReview

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Unformatted text preview: PSYC817:BrainMa0ers AReview LastWeeksNeurobicExercise Byconsistentlylinkinganewodorwithyour morningrouIneyouareacIvaIngnew neuralpathwaysessenIallyinvolvedin memory Theolfactorysystemhasextensive projecIonstotheamygdala NeurobicsReview "Neurobics"describesbrainexercises designedtofacilitateneuralgrowth TheidealbrainexercisesinvolveacIvaIng manydifferentbrainareasinnovelways. Someneurobicsexerciseswetriedinclude: Brushingyourteethwithyour nondominanthand Readingaloudortoyourself NeurobicsReview (ConInued) SomeneurobicsacIviIeswetried(conInued): VisualizaIontechniquessuchas"MemoryFire Drill" PairingarelaxingacIvitywithascent MediaIon MakinganewassociaIonwiththemorning (i.e."WakeUpandSmelltheVanilla") SomeAddiIonalMemoryTechniques RepeIIonrepeaInginformaIonallowsyou togetyourselftofocusa0enIononit (amplifyingtheregistraIonprocess). FirstLe0erAssociaIontakingthefirstle0er ofeachwordonalistandmakingawordor phraseassociaIonwithit. i.e.HOMESHuron,Ontario,Michigan,Erie,andSuperior VisualizaIoncomeupwithavisualpictureof theinformaIonthatyourtryingtoremember muchliketakingasnapshot ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson1KeepYourBrainAcIve KeepingyourbrainacIveliterallycausesneurons togrow Whichlearningmodalityareyou? kinestheIc,visual,orauditory Thebrainperceivestheenvironmentstoringthose percepIonsandholdingtheminyourmemory ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson2KeepAPosiIveActude Pessimismanddepressionimpairmemory Ifyoubelieveyourmemoryisworsethanmemory declinecanbecomeaselffulfillingprophecy RegistraIon,RetenIon,Retrieval ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson3PayA0enIon! Thegreatestsinofmemorymaybethefailureto paya0enIon(i.e.registraIon) Exercisesthatemphasizeusingallofoursensesto registerandretaininformaIoncangreatlyimprove memory VisualizaIonisoneofthesetechniqueswe pracIcedusing ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson4MemoryAids,RouInes,andan IntroducIontoAlzheimer'sDisease MemoryAidssuchascalendarsandlistsarehelpfulto aidmemory RouInessuchascheckingappliancesbeforeleavinga housecanalsoaidmemory Alzheimer'sdiseaseisaformofdemenIa characterizedbymemorylossanddifficultyin performingdailyacIviIes ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson5Relax:AlleviaIngStresstoImprove Memory Weassesseddailystresslevelsanddiscussed guidelinesaboutstressmanagement OpImalcogniIvefuncIoningrequiresarelaxed mentalstate Everyoneencountersstresswhat'simportantishow werespondtothisstress ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson6PhysicalHealth,Longevity&Memory MeditaIoncanpromoterelaxaIonandconsequently be0erbrainfuncIoning. Lookedatfactorswhichaffecthowlongyouwilllive i.e.gender,health,heredity&familyinfluences HealthisintrinsicallyrelatedtocogniIvefuncIoning ReviewofImportantPointsfromthe RecitaIonLessons Lesson7FoodforMemory GoodnutriIonimprovesmemory Wellbalancedmealsandlotsoffluidsimprove brainfuncIoning AdietlowinfatandsaltandhighinanIoxidantsis opImal FathastwonegaIveeffectsonthebrainitimpairs bloodflowtothebrainandcreatesfreeradicals ...
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