When you deliberately remember something you’ve learned or came across recently, you signal to your brain that it needs to hold onto that piece of information.
When you are exposed to the same information multiple times, it takes less time to trigger and set in motion the information in your long-term memory and it becomes easier for you to fetch the information when you need it.
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When the sum total of human knowledge rests an arm's length away in each person's pocket, why do we have to remember anything anymore? On an average day most of us check our smartphones 47 times, and nearly double that if we're between the ages of 18 and 24, which might explain why some of us have such a hard time processing the information we take in to form memories.
7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Aristotle once compared the human memory to a wax tablet that starts out hot and pliable, but cools down to something hard and difficult to impress. For a long time, this was the prevailing view of our ability to learn, i.e.