Dec 14, 2018Nostalgia

Food and Nostalgia: The Connection

If you’ve ever had a deep craving for something from your childhood, or a very specific dish comes to mind when you read the words comfort food, then you’re probably familiar with the link between food and nostalgia. Eating food for memory improvement or sinking back into some warm, comforting memories are two fascinating ways […]

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Dec 06, 2018Nostalgia

The Link Between Nostalgia and Childhood Memories

Do you ever find yourself reminiscing about childhood memories? Everyone does this at some point or another. Often when individuals reflect on the most nostalgic aspects of their lives, parts of their childhood or young adulthood are the most powerful memories that they can reflect upon. Why is there such a strong resonance with the […]

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Dec 04, 2018Nostalgia

Can Experiencing Nostalgia Trigger Memory Improvement?

Can engaging with nostalgia help you improve your memory? It’s a question many researchers are wondering about. Nostalgia is a new area of brain science and investigation that is capturing the attention and imagination of many healing practitioners and individuals who are looking for new ways to approach their mental health issues. Why? Because over […]

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Dec 01, 2018Nostalgia

Pumpkin Spice and Nostalgia

For so many people, the onset of autumn and all of the wonderful fall activities that go along with it bring back amazing memories and portend the coming of the holiday season. Fall is the time of year when school begins, we welcome the harvest of our summer’s work, and we come together to celebrate […]

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Nov 30, 2018Nostalgia

Exploring Animal Memory

How powerful is the elephant memory? When Jenny, an elephant at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN bellowed with excitement after being introduced to a new elephant, Shirley, at the sanctuary, the elephant keepers were left scratching their heads.1 None of the other elephants had a similar reaction to Shirley, as Jenny and Shirley magnetized […]

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Nov 28, 2018Nostalgia

Nostalgia and the Power of Music

Have you ever noticed that the older you get, the harder it becomes to enjoy the music that’s popular on the radio, and the more you crave the nostalgic songs of your youth? This isn’t just because you are a curmudgeon at heart. Psychologists and neuroscientists are demonstrating that your preference for nostalgic songs from […]

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Nov 25, 2018Nostalgia

Nostalgia, the Holidays, and How the Right Scent Triggers Memories

Regardless of how you celebrate the holidays, (or even if you don’t), there’s a good chance that some kind of nostalgia arises when you think about the holiday season. Research shows a strong connection between the holidays and nostalgia, as well as a strong connection between aromatherapy and memory. Understanding the ways these phenomena work […]

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Nov 17, 2018Nostalgia

What Memories Make You Nostalgic and Happy?

Research has shown that tapping into nostalgia and using it to trigger good memories from your past can help increase your overall sense of well-being, in addition to many other benefits. So, how do you determine what memories to reflect upon and what mechanisms to put in place to ensure your nostalgia has the best […]

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