Why do we remember scents and sounds, but not facts and figures? The brain chooses what to store in the long-term memory, and the more emotional an experience is, the more likely it is to end up there.
The brain is the most complex machine. It's misunderstood, does go wrong. Marco Magrini has written a "user's manual."
Medical experts have demanded annual brain screenings for all footballers playing for first and second division clubs in Germany. They also recommend checking youth players, according to Bild newspaper.
Stress influences us in many ways. It disturbs our sleep, affects our mood and can make us sick. But more seriously it also seems to damage our brain, according to a new study.
Out of nowhere, a random odor can send you hurtling back to a childhood memory, and you won't know why. Smell is one of our most powerful senses, and it's powerfully under-researched.
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