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    Saga Briggs is Managing Editor of InformED. You can follow her on Twitter@sagamilena or Facebook.

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  • Tidying Up the Brain: 5 Reasons to Declutter Your Life

    February 13th, 2019 No Comments Features

    You’ve likely heard of the book—and the new Netflix series—featuring Marie Kondo. What we want to know is, how does tidying up your life affect your brain? If you’re tuned into the self-optimization literature, chances are you’re familiar with Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. One common refrain that’s spreading through home… Read More

  • How Your Native Language Affects Your Memory

    February 5th, 2019 3 Comments Features, Memory Tricks

    Researchers at the University of San Diego have found that the language you speak may determine the quality of your working memory. Running memory tests on participants in eight different cultures around the world, they found a difference in working memory capacity among speakers of various languages. The difference stemmed from the syntax of a… Read More

  • How Taking Photos Impacts Our Memory

    Researchers at Fairfield University in Connecticut have found the way we take a photo of an object makes a difference in our ability to recall it later. The research team, led by Linda A. Henkel, conducted two studies to determine whether taking photos of objects affects our ability to remember details about them later on…. Read More

  • 10 Books About the Brain for 2019

    December 23rd, 2018 5 Comments Features

    Brain science is more prolific—and popular—than ever before, and with a deeper understanding of how the mind functions comes a coinciding movement surrounding self-growth and neuroeducation. It’s easier than ever before to self-educate and stay up-to-date with the latest trends when you have not only such a wealth of research coming out, but also popular… Read More