The 3 step process to improve your memory.
For memories to form, three functions have to take place:
3. And finally, Recall.
Caption: The 3 step process to improve your memory.
1. Acquiring Stage
(Learning or experiencing something new)
Seven steps to memory acquisition:
i. Learn a new skill
Can juggling really increase brain activity?
German researchers divided 24 non-jugglers into two groups and asked one group to practise juggling for three months. They found that those who didnít juggle showed no difference in brain activity over the test period. But those who juggled, had an increase in grey matter in two areas of the hippocampus and neocortex, parts of the brain involved in memory, visual and motor activity.
The brain is like a muscle and needs exercise. To exercise your memory you donít necessarily have to learn a new physical skill like juggling. (In Spanish) It can be anything from learning a new language to skilling up in a computer game.
If you are sitting in a boring class or meeting, donít be afraid to start drawing hearts and flowers in your margins.
While it can look like doodlers are paying less attention than non-doodlers, in reality the act of drawing is helping to keep their brain active.
Just sitting there when you are bored makes it easier for you to tune out and as a result you will remember less information.
In studies, people who were given a doodling task while listening to a boring phone message ended up remembering 29 percent more of what was on the tape than people who just sat still and listened.
iii. Chew Gum
If you need to remember a piece of information for around 30 minutes, try chewing gum.
Studies have found that people do better on both visual and audio memory tasks if they...
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