Modern Tools and Gadgets To Improve Memory Today

Modern Tools and Gadgets To Improve Memory Today

April 12, 2012  |  Memory Techniques

For a long time, it was argued by many that when it came to brains and memory, we were pretty much stuck with the abilities we had from birth. However, growing evidence suggests that improving memory is a definite possibility. All you have to do is to train your memory using any of the numerous memory training gadgets and tools on the market today.

Brain Training Games
In recent years, brain training games have gotten a lot of attention, and in the process have created a lucrative industry. For instance, Nintendo has released brain training games under its “edutainment” program. Nintendo’s games include Brain Training, a game that was developed by Japanese neuroscientist Dr. Ryuta Kawashima. However, this game is only available to owners of the Nintendo DS game console. What this basically means is that in order to utilize Nintendo’s brain training games, you have to purchase both the game console and the game itself. Needless to say, these costs can add up to hundreds of dollars.

Memory Training Software

The good news is that there is an alternative to Nintendo’s brain training games. You can simply purchase memory improvement software and install it on your home computer. This way you won’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a game console as well. The best thing about memory software is that it comes with lots and lots of different games. The games also target different aspects of memory, including your sense of direction and visual memory. This means that purchasing memory software can be much cheaper in the long run when compared to purchasing a game console and several different games.

Puzzle cards
Many people spend a few minutes (or hours) filling out crossword puzzles in the paper in an attempt to improve memory each day on their morning commute. Today, there are also puzzle cards which come in a pack of 50, and these are even more convenient while traveling. The cards often include probability questions and letter sequences where you are expected to guess the next letter in the sequence. The main drawback of these cards is that sooner or later you will know the answer to every puzzle. When this happens, the puzzle will cease to challenge your mind and thus it will no longer be helpful to you and your memory training routine. In order to keep up the challenge fresh, you’ll have to purchase a new set of cards every time you master the old one.

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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