Improving your memory

Strategies that improve memory

Consider our facts about blood: arteries are thick and elastic and carry blood that is rich in oxygen from the heart. veins are thinner, less elastic, and carry blood rich in carbon...
Research has found that people are most likely to successfully apply appropriate learning and remembering strategies when they have also been taught general information about...
This is a somewhat specialized technique. Dichotic listening refers to a technique used in the psychology laboratory, whereby a person wearing headphones hears different messages in...
The Suggested Benefits of Homework The most obvious presumed benefit of homework is, of course, that it will improve students' understanding and retention of the material covered....
In the mid-seventies, Raugh and Atkinson had remarkable results using the keyword method to teach Russian vocabulary to college students. While later studies have not tended to find...
Some comments on the commonalities between the Suzuki approach to learning music and the Montessori approach to education.
Common everyday memory strategies The most frequently used everyday memory strategies are:
Here are some notes on the water cycle: Hydrological (water) cycle Precipitation & flow: “whether they are typhoons or Scotch mists, mountain torrents or field ditches or city...
Distributed practice more effective than massed practice It has long been known that spacing practice (reviewing learning or practicing a skill at spaced intervals) is far more effective...
Transfer refers to the ability to extend (transfer) learning from one situation to another. For example, knowing how to play the piano doesn’t (I assume) help you play the tuba,...

Behaviors that affect your memory & cognition

A perennial topic in the arena of memory improvement is the question of “food for the brain”, and in particular, whether there are dietary supplements that can improve your mental...
We all know that lack of sleep makes us more prone to attentional failures, more likely to make mistakes, makes new information harder to learn, old information harder to...
A perennial topic in the arena of memory improvement is the question of “food for the brain”, and in particular, whether there are dietary supplements that can improve your mental...
I’ve always been interested in the body’s clocks — and one of the most interesting things is that it is clocks, in the plural. It appears the main clock is located in a part of the...
The effects of exercise on cognitive function in older adults A number of studies in the past few years have provided evidence that physical exercise can ameliorate the effects of aging on the brain...
The effects of exercise on cognitive function in older adults A number of studies in the past few years have provided evidence that physical exercise can ameliorate the effects of aging on the brain...
A study1 of nearly 2000 older adults has found that eating a Mediterranean diet was associated with less risk of developing mild cognitive impairment
A study1 of nearly 2000 older adults has found that eating a Mediterranean diet was associated with less risk of developing mild cognitive impairment
Stimulating activities
What is neurogenesis? Neurogenesis — the creation of new brain cells — occurs of course at a great rate in the very young. For a long time, it was not thought to occur in adult...