Currently, I have been in rehearsals for a show. What is so disappointing, (and somewhat frightening to me) is my memorization skill…..or rather, the lack thereof.
Honestly, I used to easily memorize five pages a day, and so I was set by opening. Now it seem as if I have dropped down to two; incredibly frustrating.
Because daddy gets me a subscription to this silly Prevention magazine, I thought I would investigate. I know of different herbal supplements, but I’m not fond of taking pills (they are not what I prefer to ingest.)
I came across an article that I very much enjoyed. Will I try it? While I detest sweets, you can bet your sweet a** that I detest not knowing my lines even more so. In other words; yes, I shall.
Here is the article: http://www.prevention.com/food/food-remedies/chocolate-shown-improve-memory-snails
And a teaser from it:
The next time you forget the name of your neighbor’s dog (What is it about “Mr. Biscuits” that’s so hard to remember?) don’t reach for the ginkgo pills (that stuff doesn’t work anyway; check it out). Instead? Stick some chocolate in your mouth.
Apparently, there is an ingredient called epicatechin which aids in memory. Although the experiment was done on snails, this one fella, Ken Lukowiak, a neuro-science instructor had this to say:
“A neuron in any animal behaves very similarly to a neuron in a human,” says Lukowiak.
But in the name of science, Lukowiak tried the experiment with his own daughter. Not by putting her in water and bopping her on the head—let’s not be ridiculous here—but by feeding her chocolate before a big exam. For three nights prior to the test, she consumed dark chocolate right before studying. “She said she did much better than she thought she would!” Lukowiak says, though he acknowledged other confounding variables. “Possibly it just made her happy.”
It appears that you may all refer to me now as Augustus Gloop. Do you remember him?