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Mnemonics – The Secret to Memory

Mmenonics-RememberEverythingOrgChances are, you have heard this somewhat mystical word before. But, what are mnemonics? Simply put, they are techniques and strategies that aid memory. These amazing techniques allow mere humans like you and me to vastly improve our memory power, and reliably memorize a large number of facts or other information fast- The word mnemonic is derived from Mnemosyne, the Greek goddess of memory who also happened to be the mother of the nine muses. (The father was Zeus)

The Method of Loci:

Indeed, the Greeks and Romans made wide use of mnemonic techniques to give speeches lasting for many hours completely from memory. They achieved this remarkable feat by mentally placing the key points of their speech in locations along a familiar route through their city or palace.

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The Top 10 Memory Improvement Tips to Remember Anything

The Top 10 Memory Improvement TipsImproving your memory doesn’t have to be a difficult process. It is about learning how your brain works best and using this knowledge to your advantage. You don’t have to change your brain’s memory systems.

To get you started, here are 10 (+ 2) powerful memory improvement tips. Unlike suggestions like “eat more choline,” most of the memory techniques below take just a few minutes of practice to have an effect, yet will help you to remember almost anything when you want to.

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Memory Improvement Starts With Understanding How Information Becomes a Memory

Improving your memory power for all kinds of information is easy, if you understand how information actually becomes a memory.



Whether you want to memorize the important parts of a book, TV documentary or lecture, remember a person’s name, a password, a shopping list, or the key points of a presentation you want to give, you always have to make some information entering your eyes, ears, or nose a memory. To do this, you have to pay attention to the information for long enough so that it actually has the chance of becoming a memory.

Have you ever forgotten where you put your key, parked your car, or whether you switched off the stove after frying your bacon? If you are like most people, you haven’t really forgotten this information, you just didn’t pay attention while putting down your key or operating that switch. You did it on autopilot, so you never committed it to memory in the first place.

The solution for this kind of “forgetting” is easy:

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