Do you remember?

By: Peyton Davies and Avery Helms

Why we chose this topic

Mnemonics are very easy ways to remember important details in school, life, etc. Our research can help teach kids easy study habits and make learning more fun/easy and will improve kids education.

What even is a Mnemonic?

A mnemonic or any memory device is just a tool to aide memory and learning. For example everyone knows of the classic ROY G BIV explains the color spectrum but it would be a lot harder for you to learn each color individually and then mash them together at the end. Instead our brain uses a different aspect of learning to shorten long, hard, and difficult things to encode for the nervous system to process and then store into our memory!!

What goes on in our Brain?

The reserve is what helps the brain create neuro pathways to create new pathways for that memory. Mnemonics involve the hippocampus and the amygdala. When using Mnemonic increased activity creates occipital-parietal cortex and left retro plenial cortex.


The easiest ways to help you remember!

The Research and the Psychologist

The memory palaces these case workers gave these volunteers showed they were able to remember and navigate a bigger "storage capacity" than they originally posses. They do this by using the loci method; a way to train your brain to remember by using mneomics. A swedish study showed the young volunteers improved on remembering an average of 5.12 more words than their initial performance using mnemonics. There is no psychologist that really discovered mnemonics but mnemonics has had several case studies.

Other Ways to Remember

  1. convert words to pictures
  2. make a song out of it
  3. rhyming
  4. personal links
  5. repition
  6. teach it
  7. take breaks
  8. mental memory tree
  9. create connections