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#489181 - 15/12/17 08:45 PM Nerdish tendencies. Help!
howard Offline
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Finding that my mind was getting "foggy" late in each day, and my short term memory wasnt good and was getting worse, I decided I needed some mental "press-ups". Mens sana etc - or something like that. So I enrolled at the OU to study degree level pure maths.

I've just caught myself looking at some text book pages on co-ordinate geometry of all things and saying to myself "that looks interesting" ooo

I used to get excited about cars. At one time I got excited about women. And boats. What is happening to me??

I'll be counting bonnet louvres next hide

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#489183 - 15/12/17 09:01 PM Re: Nerdish tendencies. Help! [Re: howard]
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If they still offer the course at the OU have a look at images and information. I found it fascinating.
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#489260 - 16/12/17 04:24 PM Re: Nerdish tendencies. Help! [Re: howard]
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Did my Psychology degree with the OU. Certainly keeps the mind active. With psychology the subjects covered were both fascinating and revealing. In the final year I covered dementia and undertook a research project on the efficacy of brain training in older people (among many other topics).
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#489264 - 16/12/17 05:18 PM Re: Nerdish tendencies. Help! [Re: howard]
Peter J Offline
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Originally Posted By howard
What is happening to me??

I'll be counting bonnet louvres next hide


It is written in your destiny... louvres will be part of your life!

I understand what you mean about mental agility. I support a multi-national group of young scientists, all have a PhD, but now work in that grey zone 'twixt science and business. I find keeping up with their energy, enthusiasm and zest for life helps me stay alert and positive. It is one of the reasons why I am still working...I'd miss the "buzz".
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