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The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

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  1. Encoding - the stage when the brain consciously acknowledges information based on our senses. When we attach meaning or factual knowledge to any of this sensory input, that's called semantic encoding which makes us retain memories longer.
  2. Storage - it is when inf...

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  • Get a good night's sleep or take a power nap after learning something new, to help retain and retrieve memories better. Sleep deprivation and acquisition of too much information will not help you save those memories.
  • Get moving, to improve the flow of oxygen-rich blood ...

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Mnemonics

Any system or device designed to aid memory:

  • patterns of letters or words (common mnemonics)
  • ideas (memory palace)
  • associations (chunking)

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  • Make new connections that are visual (and perhaps outrageous): Turn the sound of names into a visual representation and anchor it to a physical picture of whatever you want to remember; Animate the images to easily remember them; Engage as ma...

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  • Acronyms/Expression Mnemonics are sets of letters or words that correspond to certain words or meaning.
  • Music Mnemonics are catchy songs or jingles that help you to remember long string of words or letters.
  • Rhyming Mnemonics refer to the rhymes of the end...

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With the memory palace technique, you associate a location you're familiar with—such as your apartment, the block you grew up on, or the route you take to work or school—with the items you're trying to remember. It works because you're visually pegging (or "placing") representations...

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... refers to the grouping of information into smaller sets, to easily remember them based on the patterns or organization each segments form.

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