Above all, you should know that memory is a brain function that allows us to code, store, and recover information that we learned in the past. Many times, memory is affected either by environmental causes or aging. Whatever the case, memory is a crucial ability that we need in order to do anything in our daily lives. For this reason, CogniFit measures and trains numerous cognitive skills related to memory. Many studies have clinically shown our cognitive abilities, such as working memory, short-term memory, naming, visual memory, auditory short-term memory, or contextual memory.
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These are some things to remember if you want to train your memory.
- When you're sleeping, your brain stays awake.
- The brain itself cannot feel pain? Headache pain is felt in the tissues, nerves and blood vessels surrounding the brain.
- Most people assume that vision is what your eye sees and reports to your brain. Actually, the brain adds a great deal to the report it gets from the eye; much what you see is "made up" by the brain.
- A baby's brain triples its size in the first year of life.
- Men's brains are on the average 9% bigger than women's brains. This does not mean men are smarter than women!
- The diameter of an individual brain neuron is four microns. This means that 30,000 neurons could fit on the head of a pin.
- Even one night without sleep can create a deficit and generate memory problems.
- If you have a condition known as "synesthesia," your brain perceives letters or numbers as having colors.
- An elephant's brain weighs about 13 pounds, or about 10 pounds more than yours.
- Chances are that Albert Einstein's brain was smaller than yours, but don't get too excited; it's only because he was physically smaller than average.
Evelyn Shatil, Jaroslava Mikulecká, Francesco Bellotti, Vladimír Burěs - Novel Television-Based Cognitive Training Improves Working Memory and Executive Function - PLoS ONE July 03, 2014. 10.1371/journal.pone.0101472
Horowitz-Kraus T, Breznitz Z. - Can the error detection mechanism benefit from training the working memory? A comparison between dyslexics and controls- an ERP study - PLoS ONE 2009; 4:7141.