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Daily Human Brain Functions

Why Preparing A Meal Can Be A Memory Training

Why Preparing A Meal Can Be A Memory Training

When you're cooking, you're not only watching more than one pot, you're entertaining guests and remembering recipes. First, you need Planning, as you choose the courses, select the ingredients and calculate how much you must cook.

Short-Term Memory is useful as you try to remember which guest just told you he was allergic to red wine and which one doesn't want grated cheese on her pasta. This is a real memory training.

Your Eye-Hand Coordination prevents you from spilling things, cutting off your fingers or burning yourself on the stove. You'll need Divided Attention so you can watch two pots at the same time while you entertain your friends with stories about how you set a pot holder on fire the last time you made this dish.

Shifting allows you to move from the stove to the cutting board and resume different tasks you left off a few moments ago.

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