Well lets say a sunny 'hello' to March. It is bright and sunny here in Central PA. The temps are supposed to climb into the high 50s (F). Spring is definitely on it's way... that is until Friday arrives, bringing up to 3 inches of snow. Of course, they've called for snow a few other times this winter and we got none.
Cosori sent me an email regarding my replacement air-fryer. They'll be sending me a tracking number. Sounds good, right? That's what I thought until I read that it can take 6 - 8 weeks for replacements to arrive. That's not too good. Over 2 million units are being recalled, so I guess they're shipping them out as fast as they can make them.
I stayed up late to watch the end of Invasion on Apple TV. The series started off good but episode after episode it became more and more predictable. That was just one of several problems. Another was likeability. You need to root for the heroes. Of all the leads, only epileptic Casper was likeable, however when it turned out his epilepsy tuned him into the alien subconscious (?) I couldn't help but say "been there, done that."
The Washington Post had a interesting article about the aging brain, something I find fascinating because mine is aging. I do wish they would have delved into creativity a little more. I have seen that doctors now believe we can go through several spurts of creativity as we age, a really big one when we're young adults, and then another one when we hit our 50s. I'm no longer in my mid 50s, so I wonder if I might be just a little late on that one. Another interesting bit was how playing video games seems to stimulate the hippocampus. I don't know about you, but I had no idea just what the hippocampus does, so I did a little research.
What is the main function of the function of the hippocampus:
The hippocampus is a complex brain structure embedded deep into the temporal lobe. It has a major role in learning and memory. It is connected with the amygdala that controls emotional memory recalling and regulation (Schumacher et al., 2018)