Your monthly round-up of news from the world of thinking and learning:
- Tracking memory at the speed of thought. Just how much information can you store in your brain? New research methods that monitor memories in near real time are helping scientists get a better sense of the brain’s capacity limits. “People can only think about a couple of things at a time,” says one of the researchers, “and they miss things that would seem to be extremely obvious and memorable if that limited set of resources is diverted elsewhere.”
- Could the end of boredom be bad news for creativity? Digital devices have made it easy to avoid boredom, but at what cost? Bored people have the opportunity to connect with their idle thoughts, daydream and let their minds wander. And recent research published in the Creativity Research Journal suggests that bored people come up with more ideas, and more creative ones, than others do.
- Slow down your brain’s aging by picking up another language. Being bilingual doesn’t just help you become a more well-rounded person. New research suggests that the brains of bilingual people age more slowly than others’ and that bilngual people have “better baseline cognintive functions” as they age.
Find more news in this month’s BrainBytes® Newsletter, including:
- HBDI® Certification: Workshop Shortened to Three Days
- Article: Thinking Preferences and Effective Communication
- The Whole Brain® Blog: Commencement Advice for Everyone: How to Really Use Your Brain to Get Ahead
- Upcoming Events: HRDQ Webinar; 2014 Learning and Leadership Development Conference
- THINC™ Webinars for HBDI® Certified Practitioners: Adapt to Change: Applying the Latest Research to Upgrade Your Approach; Expanding Your Skills: Deeper Insight into the HBDI® Introversion/Extroversion Data