By : Scout Aswad
Choosing this topic
I chose this topic because I need help remembering things and this topic appeals to me because of that.
Mnemonics are devices that help you to remember certain things like the directions on a compass, or using your knuckles to remember whether a month has 30 or 31 days in it. Another common mnemonic device is found in todays music industry, to help remember the lines on sheet music.
Mnemonics came from the ancient greek word for memory and is related to remembrance.
The parts of the brain that are most commonly used during mnemonics are the hippocampus, thalamus, and the cerebellum. Mnemonics is solely dependent on the user and not on anything else. While using it the brain is connecting a new topic that is familiar with the learner to help remember the topic.