Remember to Remember

Tips to Improve Memory: by nolan schwolert

Why improving memory?

Improving memory is pretty simple. It basically takes your ability to recall things and amplifies it. I'm pretty interested in this topic because improving your memory can also improve many different aspects of your life. If you were taking a road trip to somewhere you have never been before, why take the risk of constantly checking your phone while driving instead of actually paying attention, all you have to do is memorize the exits and turns.

WHAT IS MEMORY?

Memory is the means by which the mind stores and remembers information. There are three stages included in memory which are encoding, storage, and retrieval. Encoding is the recognition of something of importance and stores it in the mind. Storage is pretty self-explanatory. It keeps your memories stored and accessible to recall. Retrieval is the recollection of a memory that is triggered by an event or object.

the brain

there is not one specific part in the brain that is at work, it is all over the brain. the hippocampus is responsible for the encoding process. to recall a memory, messages are sent to the frontal cortex link.

research and psychologist

During encoding, 17 subjects judged pictures of common objects which were shown randomly in one of the four areas of the display. At retrieval, old pictures were mixed with new ones and subjects judged whether each picture was new or old and, if old, indicated in which area it was shown at encoding. At retrieval, regions showing greater activity for recognized items given correct versus incorrect source judgements included the right hippocampal formation and the left prefrontal cortex. Hermann Ebbinghaus was a German psychologist who pioneered the experimental study of memory.

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