Memory

The Art and Science of Memory: A Journey Towards Remembering Everything

Memory is everything we have. We are our memory and humans have been constantly searching for ways to improve memory. Mnemonics, a technique that boosts memory, has been around for centuries. Sherlock’s mind palace is but one example. It is more professionally known as “the method of loci”. The method of loci was extensively used… Continue reading The Art and Science of Memory: A Journey Towards Remembering Everything

Marriage

Married People Have Lower Levels of Stress Hormone Than Single People Do

Recently Brian Chin at Carnegie Mellon University published an interesting paper on Psychoneuroendocrinology. Chin showed that compared to single people, married people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva. The level of salivary cortisol resembles that in the blood. Notably, in this study, the salivary cortisol was measured during waking hours… Continue reading Married People Have Lower Levels of Stress Hormone Than Single People Do