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Simple Ways to Be Better at Remembering

nytimes.com

...is the number we check our phones  on a daily basis. 

And nearly double that if we’re between the ages of 18 and 24. 

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2 kinds of memories

  • explicit, created through conscious experience;
  • implicit, which form when past experiences affect us, sometimes without our knowledge.

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It's not a photographic recording and it changes over time: our brains are forever rerecording those memories, making them far more error prone.

Recalling a long-term memory brings it back into our short-term memory, which essentially gives it new context. 

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Repetition

The repetition of tasks (reading, or saying words over and over) continues to be the best method for transforming short-term memories into long-term ones. To do that, we have to retrain our minds to focus on one task at a time. 

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