Secrets of The Memory: How Not to Forget The Most Important Things

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Every day can happen to forget where we left the key at what time our meeting is when to pick up the child, etc. These situations remind us of life’s hard, that our memory is not perfect.Human ability to remember has caused more interest in ancient Greece, where she was honored Mnemosyne – Goddess of memory. In ancient philosophy memory is interpreted as a gift, people close to the divine world – Plato believed it essential for the ability of the soul. 

Memory must treat carefully, experts advised today. It can be as capricious and helpful in charge now. 

Acts of Memory: 

1. Memory should not be trained as train as muscles. Senseless “repeating” of the material does not lead to building a habit to learn easier and faster. 

Systemic mental exercises can allow to understand more deeply into the substance of the facts easier to get acquainted. They contribute to the emergence of patterns of sound and to recall memorized. Even in mature and older age can achieve improvement of memory if used wisely  its subjective. 

2. It is necessary to obtain quick, accurate and clear impression of what must be remembered. 

3. Since perceptions are directly related to imagination, it all ways, making it possible to develop imagination and figurative thinking may be useful for remembering. 

4. Relatively common events in life that make a particularly strong impression can be saved immediately, and stand in the mind very clearly and distinctly, even after many years. More complicated and less interesting events one can experience dozens of times, but they are not sealed in memory for a long time. 

5. In concentrating attention on the event, once experienced, later in the required sequence can be reproduced in memory of its major points. 

6. Lack of sufficient attention in the perception of information can not be compensated by increasing the number of its repetition. 

7. What a person likes, is remembered without any work. This clear pattern is evident especially in more mature years. 

8. Rare, strange and unusual experiences are remembered better than usual and often repetitive. 

9. Concentration on material studied in combination with the selective ability to allow people to focus their attention, ie to set the memory to the perception of potentially useful information. 

10. For best retention of the material recommended its recurrence just before bedtime.Information is better to rest in the memory and not mix with other impressions, which accumulate during the day and actually interfere with remembering. 

11. For situations left in our emotional memory trace bright, think more, rather than emotionally neutral situations. Positive emotions generally help remembering a negative hinder it. 

12. If at the time of remembering, a man is in high or low mood, it artificially restored to its emotional state helps remembering. 

13. Visual impression is strongest. But complex impression ie those obtained using more sensory organs, allowing the material to seal even better in the mind. Some such as read aloud so that perception is both visual and auditory. 

14. Attention and consideration only. If a man with eyes closed to indicate color and shape of the object that is seen many times, but his attention is turned, it will most likely wrong in many details. 

Many people are mistaken if you need to answer what has figures on the face of their mechanical watches – Roman or Arabic. Often it appears that not even digits, and people not remember that fact. 

Many can not say your own phone number and the explanation for this is simple – it is rarely used. 

Repetition is indeed the mother of knowledge 

Dale Carnegie repetition called “second law of memory” and gives the following example: “Thousands of Muslims know the Koran by heart – a book with almost the same volume as the New Testament and that they largely achieved through repetition. We can remember everything you have, within reasonable limits, if we repeat it often enough. As greater volumes of information, the more repetition is required for its retention. Volume of material is remembered better if split into two or more parts. Recurrence after a certain period of time helps to better remember what was learned earlier.


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