5 Ways To Boost Your Memory

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Underpinning all the outcomes of intelligence and memory. Success in any pursuit is based on what you do with what you know. Which means the more you retain and remember, the more you can do. So yeah, memory matters. Here are five easy ways to improve yours.

Number one, say it out loud. Turns out smart people deep talk to themselves. A study published in the Bush of Experimental Psychology, that saying words out loud or even just mouthing the words, makes them more memorable. While the mechanism by some bit is a little unclear, scientists theorize that saying something out loud separates and distinguishes it from mere thoughts. Then that idea, information or plan is more memorable and your cerebral cortex tech will help you retain it even longer.

Number two, predict your ability to remember. A study published by the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, it shows that the simple act of asking yourself whether you will remember something significantly improves the odds that you will remember in cases by as much as 50%.Yep, thinking about thinking about remembering can help you remember. That’s especially special for perspective memories. Like remembering to perform a planned action, should intention at some point, point in the future. The act of predicting to helps your hippocampus better, better and index those episodic memories for later access. Want to remember to do something in the future? Take a second and predict whether you will remember. The act alone will make it more likely that you will.

Number three, hit play for 40 seconds. Memory consolidation is the process of transforming temporary memories and more stable long lasting memory. Even though the process of memory consolidation can be sped up, still storing a memory in a lasting way takes time. One way to increase the odds is to replay whatever you want to remember for about 40 seconds. Another study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that a brief period of rehearsal like replaying an event in your mind or going over what someone said in a meeting or mentally mapping out a series of steps makes significantly more likely that you will remember what you rehearsed.

Number four, daydream for a minute from two. A study published in Nature Review Psychology found that even if in a minute of rest with your eyes, eyes, and toes can improve memory, perhaps to the same degree as a full night of sleep. Psychologists call it offline waking rest. In its purest form, online waking rest can be closing your eyes and sort of zoning out for a couple of minutes. But you can also daydream or meditate. Clear your mind and think happy thoughts. While none of those sound productive, intermittent lack of focus improves memory consolidation. In simple terms, constantly going from one thing to the next makes it hard for your brain to keep up.

Number five, sleep on it. According to a study published Public Psychological Science, people who studied before bed, then slept and then did a quick review the previous morning, spent less time studying and increased their long-term retention by 50%. Sleeping on it helps your brain file away what you’ve learned and makes it easier to access when you need it.That’s also true where long-term money is concerned. Learning, learning, then getting a good night’s sleep, and then learning a learn-in is an extremely effective way to boost intelligence and skill. Rinse and repeat. Neuroscience says you’ll be spending less time learning and remembering a whole lot more.

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September 27, 2023