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What type of vitamin can help brain and memory please?

What type of vitamin can help brain and memory please?

Unscientific, but: There is very little rigorous evidence that vitamins can improve memory, but the best approach is to assure sufficient folate and B-12 and likely vitamin D levels should be in appropriate range. Some data on Vitamin E in Alzheimer's, but there one would select mixed tocopherols, and the Amsterdam study suggested adding 500 mg Vit C daily to the E. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic use have an add like effect and become apathetic. ...Read more

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Which side of the brain is memory stored in?

Which side of the brain is memory stored in?

No specific location: There is no specific location in the brain where memories are stored. A combination of neurological structures, including the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, are involved. ...Read more

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How to build my brain fuction/memory back up?

How to build my brain fuction/memory back up?

Exercise it!: Scientific research shows that challenging your brain makes it stronger! Learn a second language, do mental puzzles, or go back to school/college and learn something new. Also exercising, eating healthy, dancing and being socially active have been shown to boost mental sharpness and protect the brain against deterioration usually seen in dementia. ...Read more

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How to improve brain memory? Are there any medicine for tht?

How to improve brain memory? Are there any medicine for tht?

Some approaches: We have memory enhancing agents used for Alzheimer's disease, such as donepezil, memantine, and rivastigmine, but also prescription medical foods, such as Cerefolin-NAC, Axona, and phosphatidyl serine. OTC alpha-lipoic acid has been touted also, but not so clearcut in my experience. You and your doctor could discuss if your situation warrants such interventions. ...Read more

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What foods are good for improving brain function and memory?

What foods are good for improving brain function and memory?

Not so simple: But, recommend healthy dietary intake to prevent medical problems such as diabetes which could promote future heart attacks and strokes. In general, you want to avoid food additives such as aspartame, diet drinks, MSG, GMO's, get regular exercise and good sleep. A registered dietician can help you design you food intake. ...Read more

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Is your memory function located on the left side of the brain?

Is your memory function located on the left side of the brain?

Very complex topic: Several parts of the brain are implicated in memory function. The hippocampus (located in the left and right temporal lobes) is involved in long term memory. The amygda is involved in formation of emotional memories. The cerebellum & precentral motor cotex are involved in motor memories. The cortex in cooperation with other brain centers is involved in conceptual memory formation. ...Read more

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Does gynko biloba really help brain? Does it boost my memory? Will it help a student ?

Does gynko biloba really help brain? Does it boost my memory? Will it help a student ?

No: Unfortunately at your age it does not have any effect in your memory and/or learning processes. ...Read more

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Because the brain is so adaptive, is it possible to train one's memory to be photographic, at least to some degree? If so, how?

Because the brain is so adaptive, is it possible to train one's memory to be photographic, at least to some degree? If so, how?

Photographic memory: The clients i've seen with this aptitude always had it, but i believe it's possible to develop the skill with practice. One trick is to practice looking at a picture or word and then see it in your mind, gradually increasing the complexity. There are many books on memory techniques that you might explore. ...Read more

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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more