Center For Vital Longevity So, You're Extremely Busy? Researchers Say You Likely Have Better Memory, Reasoning By Lauren Silverman • Feb 1, 2017 Shutterstock A lot of us think rushing from task to task and packing our schedules is a necessary evil. It turns out being busy might be good for your brain. That’s the conclusion of a new study led by North Texas researchers in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Pick Up A New Hobby To Prevent Memory Loss By Lauren Silverman • Apr 23, 2014 UT Dallas You could try and improve your memory by spending hours online memorizing lists of obscure vocabulary words, but new research shows you might be better off picking up a challenging, new hobby – like digital photography or quilting.