Finally, I decided to include in mind expanding techniques various memory strategies for memory enhancement. As I see that there is a great demand on how to improve memory, I start this page in order to list some very popular and powerful memory techniques. Memory is one of the most important aspects of the human mind so we have to keep it in a good shape.
Let’s talk a little about memory issues. I read on the Internet that many people face problems with their ability to remember. Most of them seem to have problems in remembering recent experiences and/or planned activities in the near future.For example forgetting taking the wallet with you as you leave the house, despite that seconds ago you were rehearsing mentally to take it with you, is a very common situation.
Another common issue that many students suffer from, is to forget in the middle of an exam what they had studied. They know that they have the answer but it just refuses to come up. Very annoying! This can easily be solved by adopting a better studying technique.
If you must remember something important then you have to mark it as important. Otherwise, your mind considers it as a typical piece of information with no special priority. It is natural to forget it among the tons of information that you mind process every minute.
Solutions to these and other memory problems will be the main topic of this page and its articles. We will discuss proven memory strategies that they work. There are many memory techniques for improving short term and long term memory. Some are quite simple for memorizing simple things, like a shopping list, and others are more advanced and more difficult to implement, but they give you the ability to remember more things.
The Basic Rule of Most Memory Strategies
The basic principle that numerous memory techniques are based upon is just a simple realization.
The diversity of an experience makes it memorable. If you look at your past you will remember specific events that had something different from all other moments. Every moment you live is an experience. Those moments that you remember perfectly are only those that had something special.
For example, you can’t remember what you ate in a typical evening the previous month but you may remember perfectly a car accident that happened in front of your eyes four years ago. A car accident is not something that you see every day (of course it is better not to see it at all). This is a very rare and special experience and therefore the it has been stored in your long term memory. Probably you will remember it in great detail for the rest of your life.
In the most memory strategies, what actually matters is a way to make your experiences unique. Next, you create strong associations between these unique experiences and the stuff that you want to memorize.
The discussed memory strategies require all a good visualization skill. See the visualization exercises to develop and improve your skill.
Always have in mind this basic rule: unique experiences + strong associations = increase memory.