Memory Mysteries and Improvement Techniques

Memory Mysteries and Improvement Techniques

April 17, 2012  |  Memory Techniques

Memory improvement and thinking techniques are critical no matter your age.  Everyone wants the ability to store, retain and recall information quickly and easily.  Whether you are a teenager studying for the SATs or an elderly person trying to share your childhood memories with your grandchildren, memory is important. And when we feel that our memory is failing, we often get stressed or upset.  However, don’t be discouraged. There are ways to keep yourself and your brain in tip-top shape. This is where memory improvement and thinking techniques, along with memory software, come into play.

Memory Improvement and Thinking Techniques

A variety of memory improvement and thinking techniques are well known to help keep your mental abilities sharp. We all know the basics:  eat a healthy diet, exercise more, sleep more, maintain healthy relationships, smile, and keep your stress in check. But in addition to these basics, there are some specific memory improvement and thinking techniques that can be used.  For example, using associations, visualizations, or acronyms may be helpful. Repeating information that you have learned throughout the day may help too, or breaking down the information to be memorized into smaller pieces. One way to remember things is to use as many senses as possible to create links and ties to information.  And, of course, you need to pay attention and listen; a focused attention is the first step to a good memory.

Memory Software

In addition to the many memory improvement and thinking techniques listed above, memory software may be very helpful. If you’re uneasy because you’re starting to have difficulty remembering things, take comfort in the fact there are ways to sharpen and continue to improve your memory. Exercising your brain, whether through specific memory improvement and thinking techniques or memory software, is a definite must to keep up your quality of life.

About the author

ABDERISAK ADAM is an author, blog writer and a PhD candidate in the institution of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. He is also the owner and webmaster of, a website dedicated to the discussion of study techniques in the context of higher education. Adam is the author of a number of publications including 'The Study Guide PRO'. You can connect with him through Google+, Linkedin or by submitting a form.

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