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6 Extremely Effective Ways to Improve Your Memory
I could overwhelm you with statistics showing how improving your memory will positively impact your professional and personal life... but what's the point? Who doesn't want to remember more? So let's jump right in. Science continually finds new connections between simple things we can do every day that will improve our general memory capacity.

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How Memories are Formed

  1. Create a memory. Our brain sends signals in a particular pattern associated with the event we're experiencing and creates connections between our neurons, called s...

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Effective Ways to Improve Your Memory

  • Meditate to improve working memory. Take a pause to empty your mind and to reduce stress.
  • Although still debatable, drink coffee to help improve memory consolidation.

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