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  1. You should not remember everything – it is expensive and not pleasant. Not many people would want to remember down to the smallest detail all the most painful and bad memories with perfect accuracy.

    The process of forgetting is adaptive and useful. There are techniques that allow you to remember certain information. And remembering all this is more of a punishment

  2. I worked in the theater once and I had to memorize a large amount of text. Of course, there is no universal advice on how to do this, but I will try to give one piece of advice. Reading the required text repeatedly helped me. I tried to memorize the school rules in the same way. Just emphasize – not to cram and memorize, but to read the text.

  3. To begin with, I will say that you do not need to remember everything))

    It is important to choose information. If you need to remember something from school, university, or work. Not for long. If you pass and forget, then you can use mnemonic techniques. Tautology, but okay =)

    If you need to remember names, numbers, passwords, or a parking spot, then again hello mnemonics.

    If you need to remember profile items that will be needed for many years. Then there are already two options. Mnemonics and constant practice. For example, you solve physics. Problems with similar formulas. And you remember everything.

    Something just needs to be memorized.

    How to train?

    Learn mnemonics.

    Learn poetry.

    Solve mathematical examples. Develop a fast account.

    Learn foreign languages.

    Make as many new neural connections as possible. How? Study different areas that you are interested in. Learn to combine incongruities.

  4. The most important thing is to clean up the closet. Underpants, socks, T-shirts, shirts-organize everything into shelves.

    After that, you will find free spaces in your own closet.

    Don't rush to fill them out.First you need to remove unresolved memories.Either solve it, or fill it with unsightly events.

    And more.

    Your mind understands clear orders. It doesn't understand empty words..

  5. You will not be able to remember everything, it will be a mess in your head. The techniques are good for narrow specialization. It is better to develop your horizons superficially. I read, watched, and listened to what interested you, and that's it. They are like bright spots, the brain itself will pull out what it needs from memory. And it is absolutely necessary to train your memory, if it will be useful for your profession. As a mutual friend of mine used to say: “You see, I think the human brain is like a small empty attic that you can decorate as you like. A fool will drag all sorts of junk that comes to hand, necessary and unnecessary. And finally there comes a time when the most necessary thing can no longer be stuffed there. Or it's hidden so far away that you can't reach it.” As if so. At school, they were engaged in rote learning, the result is not always on the top five. The best memory is visual and auditory, and if you combine them, it will be in idel. Text read aloud by anyone is remembered faster. Now you can find literature on mental memory and mnemonics. There you will also find a hint on how to train your memory.

  6. Everything was invented long ago. Memory mechanisms were discovered and a new academic discipline “Giordano Mnemonics” was developed based on the new theory of memory. https://mnemonikon.ru The entire planet is being trained, translated into English and Korean. The peak of popularity was in the period from 1997 to 2002. Right now, this is just as common as blind typing on the keyboard. Not being able to remember is already indecent. Last update – school physics course (789) for two evenings (to the question of whether mnemonics help you remember.):)

  7. For this purpose, there is mnemonics – the art of remembering and forgetting. There are classical schools, Pythagoras, Cicero and many others. The main thing is to decide what it is for. If the question is idle, and you just want to train your memory and concentration, then I recommend installing the appropriate app on your phone or program on your computer. There are a great many of them. I even found one where you compete with real people. And repeating the previous ones, I want to emphasize that the training of consciousness and awareness is much more important than just mnemonic techniques. For without consciousness there is no memory, and not vice versa! ))

  8. the best way to train your memory is to learn poems or foreign words,it also helps you before going to bed,reproduce your day in your mind, reduce the time spent on the Internet, a large flow of unnecessary information clogs your head �and memory loss is one of the consequences of this

  9. now it is important to train your memory and mind, for this you can create your own “halls of mind” or memory palace.�What is the Memory Palace ?.. This technique is called differently-memory palace, memory castle, memory patchwork, Simonides method, locus method. There are some other names, in particular, with the release of the popular British TV series, the variation “halls of reason” has spread. for more information, follow the link:)

  10. It is known that the brain consists of neurons that hang in the brain fluid, which provides them with nutrition.In what way?Nutrients pass into the brain substance-the matrix, through the walls of blood vessels.More precisely, not the walls, but through special pores in the walls.We lose several tens of thousands of nerve cells a day(not exactly).So, unfortunately, the brain degrades,but mental activity slows down its degradation.

    At birth, the brain is capable of all the sciences (naturally, with the right number of nerve cells and the right principle of their work), but with age it becomes less dispersed and at the age of 18 it is already very difficult to master those sciences that we do not have an idea about.I mean adapt to a new way of thinking.

    Naturally, the predisposition to science depends on the greatest number of neurons in certain departments in relation to others.

    Nerve cells can compensate for their dead comrades,but how?

    Of course, the formation of new connections between those cells that are more often used.

    The formation of connections is a mechanism for storing information in long-term memory.This happens slowly and especially when we are asleep.

    A short-term one is provided by the interaction of cells.Transmission of the pulse and release of the mediator.The mediator is stored at the tip of the axon branches (see the structure of the nk for yourself), on the spiral.And its supply there is limited.The mediator is formed in the temperal,and the material for its formation comes from the cell.Accordingly, the more a cell produces a neurotransmitter,the better your short-term memory!Namely its increase has a connection with the growth of AI q

    How to develop your brain?

    Read it!Then the width of the vessels in the right parts increases and the neurons are better fed.The neurons themselves are enlarged to produce more material for the tempirale.As a result,short-term memory improves, and it has a connection with intelligence.

    But the brain adapts to reading and then other parts of the brain together degrade.So it is necessary to load other departments of the activity that provoke its load.

    Naturally, smoking during brain development is not acceptable.After all, it kills the vessels that provide it with nutrition.Nicotine itself is a mediator ,so the cells do not need to produce it, and they do not need to increase.

    Sherlock Holmes allegedly smoked because his special cells used more neurotransmitter than they could produce,but he would have been stupefied by such smoking,because nicotine is toxic because its byproducts clog the openings for some mediators to pass through and kill blood vessels.

  11. This technique has already been mentioned above: it is described in Foer's book, and in fact it is exactly the same method that Sherlock Holmes used in the BBC series.�

    The system consists in creating a “mental palace” – you should mentally recreate any space that is well-known to you (whether it is your home, the route from home to work..) and put there images of concepts that you need to remember. This is how spatial memory works.

  12. The above is valuable. There are plenty of tools. From practice, the most effective way is to master the skill, by analogy with a computer ,of “closing unnecessary running programs”. The psyche needs unambiguous answers to questions, if the answer is not found yet, the question continues to “load” you. Many simultaneous “working questions” take up resources, reduce concentration, and weaken memory. There are also many “closing” techniques. I will highlight a few of the simplest ones. You can take a piece of paper and divide it into two columns. In the first -a question, in the second-an answer. If there is no answer, search for the nearest more or less acceptable ones, or agree with yourself that this answer is accepted as acceptable for a while. If there is a complex situation, then you can also work with the paper. In other words, you select a specific context, for example: prepare for a high-level meeting (or your option). In the first column, write the question, ” Who am I?”, respectively, in the context of the upcoming meeting. The second question- “What can I do?”, the third – ” What will I do?”, then the list of questions can be supplemented, if necessary. However, these three are often enough to feel better concentration and enhance memory processes. If you understand that you are “loaded” with a more voluminous question, perhaps with a long history, it makes sense to talk to a psychologist, there are techniques that help in such situations for 1-2 meetings.

  13. Mnemonics will help you. Training helped you memorize a large amount of information in a short time. There is a good article on mnemonics on this site�


  14. I would advise you to read this article hereMemory properties , in addition to some simple principles of its operation, the article describes several techniques for using them, I think this can help you. If, by the way, you really care about the topic of memory, get acquainted with the biography of such a person as Joshua Forr. He is our contemporary and you can find his performances on YouTube. The guy was a journalist and came to a mnemonic competition (a specific sport in which the main task is memorization). He was amazed at how people remember the order of cards in 30 decks, reproduce the patterns of snowflakes, reproduce the chapters of books word for word… A year has passed and at the next such competition he is.. became the winner. A person has every right to give advice on this matter, which he does. check out the article, there is also an insert with his TED talk, among other things, which may be interesting for you.

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  15. Attention and memory are two of the three main cognitive functions of the brain.
    And they are inextricably linked, so for the best effect, you need to train them in a comprehensive way.

    Here are some workout options:

    Regular repetition

    We all know that for effective memorization of any information, it is necessary to repeat it regularly. But how to do it as efficiently as possible?

    In 1885, the German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus discovered a phenomenon as a result of an experimental study of memory. After memorizing a number of meaningless syllables, the process of forgetting them was built according to a certain pattern.


    This discovery made it possible to develop a rational repetition mode:

    Retention of information in memory for two days:

    • the first repetition – immediately after the end of reading;
    • second repetition – 20 minutes after the first repetition;
    • third repetition – 8 hours after the second one;
    • the fourth repetition is 24 hours after the third.

    If you need to remember the information much longer:

    • the first repetition – immediately after the end of reading;
    • the second repetition is 20-30 minutes after the first repetition.;
    • third repetition – 1 day after the second one;
    • the fourth repetition is 2-3 weeks after the third one;
    • the fifth repetition is 2-3 months after the fourth repetition.
      Training sessions with flashcards

    In 1958, the psychologist V. K. Kihner developed a task called “N-back” (English N-back). It is aimed at developing attention and memory, and also indirectly affects the functions of intelligence. The essence of the method is as follows: a person is shown cards with images in turn. Each card, starting with the third one, must be matched with the one that was three cards ago. You need to remember if they match. To answer correctly, you need to keep the entire visual sequence in mind. This task is easy to complete by yourself, you just need an assistant who will show you the cards and check the answers. If you don't have time to prepare flashcards, you can usean online simulator based on the same method.

    Online training equipment

    An alternative to memory training using flashcards is online simulators. Service “Wikium develops simulators for memory, attention and thinking based on scientific methods. The “N-back” task, for example, is the basis of the “Simple Comparison” simulator-first you need to compare the numbers on the extreme cards, and after several correct answers, the extreme number on the left becomes transparent and disappears altogether – you need to keep the entire number series in mind. The service tracks your progress and adjusts your individual development program, and at the end of a daily workout, you can see progress in each function – attention, memory, and thinking – as a percentage.

    Daily workouts for the lazy

    You can train your memory in everyday life, without interrupting your usual tasks. Numerous mnemonics help to build associative connections and always keep the necessary information on the surface:

    Reinforcement of rote memorization with meaning. In other words, in order to memorize new material, it is necessary not only to repeat it (mechanically), but also to understand it — to link it in meaning with existing knowledge, to create associative connections.

    The Aivazovsky method trains visual memory and concentration. For a while, look at some picture, things on the desktop, the situation outside the window. After that, close your eyes and try to reproduce the picture in your head in as much detail as possible. Open your eyes and check.

    Pronouncing the Fibonacci sequence trains short-term memory and stimulates concentration. Say a series of numbers where each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two: for example, starting with one-1-1-2-3-5-8.

  16. If you memorize everything (as the question suggests) , you will end up in a madhouse in a couple of weeks, because your brain will be full of fragmentary and unnecessary information. Passers-by's faces, ad content, conversations with friends, and so on.

    There are no specifics in the question.

  17. The best way to train your memory is to learn it by heart. From time immemorial, people have used this method. No other method has yet been invented, unless, of course, you count the computer's hard drive.

    According to legend, one of the greatest poets of ancient India, Kalidas, was so stupid from birth that even his wife kicked him out of the house and told him not to return until he learned to be smart. Homeless Kalidas began to wander, lamenting his fate, until in one of the villages he came to a stone well to drink water. At the edge of the well, he saw that the ropes used by the villagers to lower buckets into it had left deep furrows in its stones over the years. This sight gave him hope that even his dull mind could be corrected if he constantly practiced. With determination, he took up books and eventually became one of the greatest poets of his time.

    There is, however, another secret. Why do some people remember more easily and others more difficult? Why do children tend to grasp everything faster, learn languages faster, and learn more easily? Adults have a rigid mechanism for selecting information, a filter through which new information cannot break through. It's a kind of rigid attitude in the mind: “I already know everything. I don't need it. I'm the smartest.” This attitude based on false pride prevents our memory from absorbing new things, makes it very unyielding, and deprives it of its natural flexibility. A person must open up to new knowledge from within, become a disciple inside, that is, take a position at the bottom. Therefore, in the Vedic scriptures, it is said that knowledge, like water, always flows down.

  18. Memory is a skill. In general, I tend to believe that the more we strain the brain, the better it works. Do not strain – regression, atrophy.

    In general, all information goes to the subconscious and, as necessary, pops up. Unfortunately, our brains are not as comprehensive as a lady's purse, so unnecessary information is often cleaned up.

    What to do and what to do? Don't memorize, but po-ni-mother! This is much more difficult, but more effective. It's just that the more patterns we see between things, the easier it is for us to get information. Agree, if you are an expert in a certain field, you can solve everyday issues – just spit, although at the beginning, say, of your career, you had to learn science from the basics.

  19. It depends on what you need to remember. If there is a certain amount of information: texts, sequences, etc., then there are a lot of methods. Someone helps to come up with funny images, someone is more suitable for associations, someone translates information into sound ( relatively speaking, repeated and memorized several times in a certain rhythm), someone draws pictures. It depends on which perception is more developed.

    The more ridiculous the image, the better it will be remembered.

    If we are also talking about memorizing some everyday things (where are the keys, socks, underpants, or how Vasya was dressed today), then this is a question of concentration. Here it is important to work with your consciousness in order to be “in it”as much as possible. Do not fly away, do not do something mechanically, because it often happens that on the way from home to the nearest store or work, we turn off our attention, because the path is already known to us. But that wasn't the case. We pay attention to signs, passers – by, cars, and at the end of the day we remember all this. Tolstoy made a curious remark. I don't remember the exact words, but the meaning is that he was cleaning his room and “fell out” of consciousness for a while. He was thinking about something and doesn't remember at all what was happening to him at that moment. In his diary, he remembers these few minutes as if he didn't exist in this world. So we don't “drop out” of consciousness.

    Try to focus on the object for a few seconds, then close your eyes and try to reproduce it in your mind with detailed accuracy.

    Another good way is to scroll through the past day as much as possible in your head before going to bed ( from what night you got up, where you went, with whom you talked and about what, who was wearing what, etc.). The ancient Greeks were often fond of such a thing.

    To put it very briefly, it's like this. I hope that helps.

  20. I can recommend three “exercises”::

    • Learn poetry. Only those that you like and understand. And periodically scroll through what you've learned in your head.

    • Every day before going to bed, try to remember in detail the whole day from morning to night – where you were, with whom you talked about what, what you ate, what you read, etc.You can notice that with regular repetition of the exercise, more and more small details will be remembered.

    • Catch the thought that is currently spinning in your head and spin the reverse chain – from what thought you came to what you are thinking now. This is also a fun exercise, you will be surprised by the associative series of your brain)

  21. I've never trained my memory on purpose, although I remember quite a lot. But this is not due to training. What a person is really interested in, is remembered without much effort. I'm a curious person, so I remember a lot.

    The fact is that the brain registers everything that passes through it. But it fixes it in such a form that the problem is not to remember…. It's about remembering. It's about getting the right information to pop up in your head at the right moment. The more you are interested in something, the more often you think about it, the easier it is to remember it.

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