Anticipating performance can hinder memory

Anticipating your own performance at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study’s findings also suggest that the presence of an audience may be an important factor that contributes to this pre-performance memory deficit. “Performance anticipation could weaken memory because people tend to […]

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Blood-flow-restricted training: A new way to boost muscle performance

Strapping a band tightly around your limbs to reduce blood flow while training may seem like an odd way to boost athletic performance, but our latest study suggests that it does just that. In our study, we show that if you do interval cycling with reduced blood flow by strapping nylon cuffs around your legs, you become markedly better at […]

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Brain Performance Institute launches app to boost brain power

The Brain Performance Institute at the Center for BrainHealth has launched a new game-based app to help people of all ages maintain and strengthen their cognitive abilities. The free Brain Performance Challenge app leverages an evolving game-based structure to give users a snapshot of their strategic thinking abilities at any given time, provide tips for boosting brain performance and allow […]

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