Memory


Memory is the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.

Remembering and forgetting are common and practical eventual aspects of every human being.

Memory is our ability to encode, store, retain and subsequently recall information and past experiences in the human brain. It can be thought of in general terms as the use of past experience to affect or influence current behaviour.

Memory is a higher level cognitive process and after learning, is second important aspect of human life.

It is very important to store memories in away so as to be able to use those past experiences in the future.

That requires being able to understand and analyze the stored information in more than one way.

Having an eidetic memory is beyond rare. Hardly anyone has an eidetic memory. It is virtually non-existent in adults. But there are people who claim to possess an eidetic memory.

So, what should everyone else do to remember everything?

The best way is to memorize one particular concept in more than one way and being able to connect one topic to another.

Say, connecting thought process and decision making to Quantum Mechanics. Or, comparing a single human body to the entire Universe. Or, knowing the history of a certain disease along with the cause and symptoms. Remembering just not what you read, but also where you read it, what the smell was like, the weather, etc.; all those variables can help create a much stronger and reliable memory as compared to just reading through and trying to cram everything.

Retaining the same information on different levels will help you remember more than you’ll forget.

Human brain is capable of a lot more than one can imagine. It is all about how one puts it to use.

Categories: Psychology

4 replies

  1. I remember an elementary school teacher emphasizing some of these points, but she didn’t make it as appealing as you have. She got me started on the right track, though. I do hope you will offer some additional insights, Kaahsh!

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