Do you have a few songs from your youth that conjure memories as vivid as the day they were made? Turns out this is another wonder of the human brain that might serve us if we can use it more mindfully.

Image: A child listening to music through headphones

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Today on Ever Widening Circles, we share some fascinating stories that prove the man behind the curtain (the Wizard of Oz) might be us!

We might be able to tap into the pathways of our own brains to get us through challenging moments!

Take a look at this incredible video from Tenfresh’s YouTube channel:

Via: Tenfresh 1

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Oliver Sacks is a world-famous researcher/writer. If you’ve missed his books, I can highly recommend them. He’s funny and entertaining in the way he tells us about ourselves, exploring the current themes in brain science. You can tell by his book titles  – The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia – that he’s bringing us knowledge about ourselves to us in an entertaining way.

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Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

It’s a powerful tool that most of us have been gifted, but do you think we’re truly utilizing our sense of smell? Today we learn how this sense shapes our world and how we can become better at sniffing out our memories!

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Notes:

  1. Shuff, David. “102 Y/o Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time.”YouTube. Tenfresh, 20 Aug. 2015. Web. 19 July 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bktozJWbLQg>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.