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The Brain and A Broken Heart by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health If your lover dumps you, you are likely to feel very real physical pain and suffering—nausea, dramatic weight loss, sleep deprivation, pains in your chest, excessive ... Read on »
Memory by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Memory I’m looking out at the lovely, unfolding blossoms on the limbs of the Japanese magnolia tree just outside the French doors ahead of me, the glass ... Read on »
Building New Lives, Building a Team by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I savor my newspaper reading on Sunday mornings along with sleeping late, steaming cups of French roast, music streaming through the house, and generally luxurious lazines ... Read on »
Open Source Technologies by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Today I attended a conference on the state of Open Source technology--the Global Open Source Colloquium, sponsored by SD Forum , a Silicon Valley-based organization for tech ... Read on »
I Like Feeling Productive! by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I feel so fortunate to be living in Northern California with farmers' markets close by, overflowing with fabulous local produce. I usually go to the Temescal Marke t on Sund ... Read on »
Is Travel Addictive? by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health For me, travel is addictive. I really like getting out of my comfort zone when I'm traveling and in a different culture, language, and place. I just got back from a month i ... Read on »
Miss Sarah Thornton: This Day Is for You! by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Like so many Americans, I can remember when things were very different. I can remember when there were segregated schools, restrooms, and water fountains. Worse, I can remem ... Read on »
Hardheaded by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health "Stop, stop!" I heard my mother scream up at me, her hands cupped around her mouth, her head tilted toward the sunny stream of light through the pine trees. But I kept going ... Read on »
Soixante by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The fourth of July is my birthday and I have been, as my husband has inscribed on my birthday cake, soixante all day. We Americans always think things are fancier in Fren ... Read on »
Getting Ready for My Birthday by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was born on the fourth of July and it's been a really great birthday to have--always a holiday with fireworks, swimming, and family picnics and barbeques. I've had my shar ... Read on »
Naguib Mahfouz: I'll Miss You! by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Naguib Mafouz, one of my favorite authors, died this past week. I am sad. An Egyptian writer, he closely observed his friends, family, neighborhood, and country along multi ... Read on »
How to Laugh Out Loud by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Start reading Nora Ephron's latest book of essays. But don't finish it in one sitting. Decide to take it with you to jury duty. For breaks. To distract yourself from the ... Read on »
Get Energy from Speedy Thoughts by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Emily Pronin at Princeton and Daniel Wegner at Harvard teamed up to study the effects of cognitive processing speed. They found that manipulating speed, even in simple ways ... Read on »
Reading, Serendipity, and the Brain by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I recently made a quick trip to Vail, Colorado, to attend a short conference. The air was brisk, the sun was out, and the quaking aspen trees were in full autumn splendor ... Read on »
The Slow But Gradual End of Alzheimer's As We Know It by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health As noted in Sunday's LA Times and this month's Science magazine, November 3 (or 4, depending on which publication you read) marked the hundredth anniversary of Dr. Alois Alz ... Read on »
Study Finds Happy Neuron Helped Brain Activity by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Des Moines Register published a nice summary article today by Dawn Sagario about brain health and how to maintain it. In addition to suggestions about learning new lan ... Read on »
Brain Fitness Buzz by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The last couple of weeks have been filled with media reports about brain fitness programs. The NY Times weighed in on the topic on the front page on December 27 with " As Mi ... Read on »
Reading Shakespeare Sparks Peak in Brain Activity by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Thanks to the Science Blog for bringing this one to my attention. Researchers from the School of English and the MRI Analysis Center at the University of Liverpool collabora ... Read on »
NIA Study: Cognitive Skills Training Keeps Our Brains Sharp by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Great news today from the ACTIVE (the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly) study, a large longitudinal study funded by the National Institute on Ag ... Read on »
Blog Tag Game--5 Things People May Not Know About Me by Sheryle B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Hey, it's the holidays! And have happy ones. Jim McGee from McGee's Musings just tagged me in a blog tagging game to list five things people may not know about me. I've known ... Read on »