Pimplomat

I write about a variety of things.

5 Foods to Improve Brainpower and Productivity

I’ve been eating a lot more lunches at my desk, and I know it’s not healthy. However, I have work to do (or articles to read or music to listen to, etc.). So if I’m going to eat there, I might as well eat foods that increase brainpower. That’s what makes the following video from…

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Facebook Use Can Increase Cognitive Performance

Jokes about elderly people using technology are plentiful. Yes, it can be humorous to tease those that have a hard time with technology. But the truth is that there are benefits if the elderly (really, any age) are willing to learn something new. Let’s take Facebook, for instance. Janelle Wohltmann, a psychology graduate student at…

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An IQ Test Alone Can’t Explain Intelligence

We, as humans, tend to ascribe a lot of weight to numbers. Perhaps that’s an easy way for us to make sense of the world. Consider, though, IQ scores. Can you accurately judge a person’s intelligence by an IQ test? Not according to a recent study from Western University scientists who found that measuring a person’s…

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Hearing With Your Hands

There are people who can’t talk unless they’re gesturing. But maybe their hand movements are doing more than helping them speak. Perhaps they’re helping them hear. According to researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center, what you hear may depend on what your hands are doing. “Language is processed mainly in the left hemisphere, and some…

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Erasing Fear From Your Brain

The emotion of fear can be erased from the brain, according to researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden. Take it away, Uppsala news center: When a person learns something, a lasting long-term memory is created with the aid of a process of consolidation, which is based on the formation of proteins. When we remember something,…

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I’m Sorry, Your Name Is…?

I’ve taken improvisation lessons for more than two years now. While it has helped improve my listening skills, I still forget people’s names at times. And as someone who works in the meeting industry, forgetting names is often not a positive trait. For the longest time, I thought it was my brain’s love of forgetfulness…

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Review: Imagine

There was much talk about innovation and creativity in 2011. In fact, I heard or saw the word innovation so much that its mention would bring on waves of hostility in me. Everyone talked about it, making it not, well, very innovative. Most writers were telling you what to do to be innovative or creative….

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