Physiology of Memory

  • Boosting Students’ Brain Power With Brain Gym

    This news clip explains a technique called Brain Gym, that is designed to help students succeed in school. The program claims to help de-stress students, and also promote the building of neurons through movement. Do you believe that this is a helpful technique? If so, why do you think it works? If not, why not?

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  • Cuddle Hormone Enhanced

    The so-called “cuddle hormone”, oxytocin, is known to increase generosity and trust. Now a new study shows it can improve on a persons ability to remember facial features. Why might this hormone have evolved in this way? What would be the advantage of remembering faces over other objects?

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