Memory Improvement

By Evan Natale

4 METHODS TO IMPROVE MEMORY

IMAGINATION

This is what people use to create mnemonics that are more memorable. Imagining the same positive feelings that you had during a good memory allows for you to recall more information easily. For example, if you went to Disney World a few years ago, imagining the thrill and adrenaline rush that surges through your body on a roller coaster will allow you to remember that trip vividly. Someone could use this on a daily basis when they attempt to recall their childhood. People with an occupation who would do this a lot are writers and journalists.

ASSOCIATION

If you want to remember something, you make relationships. Our brain naturally does this for us, and it allows for us to have a better memory. For example, when you smell cookies it may remind you of your grandmother baking cookies when you were little, because you automatically associate the smell of cookies to that memory. Association can be used everyday when trying to remember a phone number; you could associate it with your own in order to remember it.

LOCATION

Remembering where you were can help you remember things. This is why people trace their steps when they lose something valuable on any given day; the memory of where they left it may come back.
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HAPPY THOUGHTS

It is proven that people remember happy thoughts more vividly than sad thoughts. If you try to pull something positive out of any event that happens, then you have a better chance of remembering it. An example of this is naturally remembering material in school that you find interesting.