‘What would our life be like if we didn’t remember anything? When we get up every morning and look in the mirror, we may forget that our face is in the mirror. The events of yesterday are not remembered today and the events of today are not remembered tomorrow. —MYSTERIES OF THE MIND.
Think for a moment about the memory that animals have. Some birds can easily find food that they hid months ago. The squirrels do not forget where they buried the nuts. But what about us? We may even forget where the keys were placed an hour ago. Many of us have had similar experiences. But our brain’s ability to receive and remember information is unique. To benefit from that ability, we must do something.
The power of the brain
The human brain weighs about three pounds and is slightly larger than an orange in appearance. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. It looks like a sack that encloses with a drawstring. One neuron can connect with another 100,000 neurons. Because nerves are so interconnected, they can receive and retain a lot of information. But the problem is that we have trouble remembering that information at the right time. But some have a sharp memory, even though they have never been to school.
A good example of this is the Greeks, a tribal people of South Africa. These tribes could not read or write. But all the details of their ancestors can be told to someone else from memory. They even remember the names of people who lived in their village generations ago. An American writer who wrote about the slave trade praised them. “Without my help, I would never have been able to write this book. The death of one of the tribesmen there is like the burying of a library. ”
The famous Italian musician Arturo Toscanini also had a strong memory. At the age of 19 he had poor eyesight but he was still active on the Ida Opera.
We are no doubt amazed at such examples. But it can improve your memory more than you think.
To improve memory
Memory is the ability to retrieve, store, and retrieve information when needed. All three of these things must be active if we are to remember something.
Can be classified. They are short-term memories, long-term memories and sensitive memories. An example of a short-term memory is that when someone tells us a phone number, we remember that number and receive a call. When we read or hear something, we only remember the first part of it. But it will not be remembered for long
Memory can be categorized. They are short-term memories, long-term memories and sensitive memories. An example of a short-term memory is that when someone tells us a phone number, we remember that number and receive a call. When we read or hear something, we only remember the first part of it. But it will not be remembered for long
If you want to remember something in the long run, you have to do something. The following will help you.
The more you love the information you gather, the more you will remember it. For example, consider those who study God’s Word, the Bible. If they do so out of love for God and the desire to share it with others, they are more likely to remember what they are learning. —Proverbs 7: 3; 2 Timothy 3:16.
Pay Attention “The reason I often forget is not paying attention,” says the book quoted above. Pay close attention to the information you receive. Take notes whenever possible. Doing so not only keeps you focused, but also helps you reconsider your position.
The Bible book of Proverbs says: “Understanding is more important than anything else.” (Proverbs 4: 7) If you do not understand a teaching or an idea, it will be difficult for you to remember it. If we can understand something, the connection between the information we receive becomes clearer and the whole picture comes to mind. For example, when a technical student learns how an engine works, he remembers how every part of the engine works.
Divide into categories For example, when you make a to-do list, it is easier to memorize items such as meat, fish, vegetables, and so on. Adding enough information to one category makes it easier to remember. You can also easily memorize a phone number by dividing it into two or three. This way any information or idea can be grouped.
Say it out loud and repeat what you need to remember. Doing so strengthens the bonds between the neurons in your brain. Let’s see how. For example, suppose you are learning another language. When you pronounce a word in that language, you tend to pay close attention to it. Your teacher corrects what you say. If you keep saying the same word, other parts of your brain become active.
Think for a second, you were transferred to the Earl world led by Curl. If necessary, such information can be drawn on the picture. The more you use your senses to remember something, the more information you can remember.
Link the information you have obtained with the information you already know. For example, to remember a person’s name, remember the name of something similar. The ridiculous the relationship, the better the memory.
Give yourself time to absorb information. The best solution is to break your fears or problems into a series of smaller steps. For example, if you have read the Bible, tell your friend what you read. Doing so will not only help you remember the information but will also benefit your friend.
Two tricks to keep in mind
There are two tricks to remembering. One way is by associating what we need to remember with what is around us. The Greeks and Romans used this method to record long stories without memorizing them. That way the information can be stored in the memory for a long time.
See the “Memory Path” box for more information on this method.
An annual competition is held to select the sharpest people in the world. A survey revealed that the participants were in their 40s and 50s. They were found to have a sharp memory not because of the education they received but because of the use of the above methodology.
There is another way to remember. It makes words easier to remember. You can memorize several words by combining the initials of several words into one word. One example of this is the people of North America remembering the word Holmes from the word Five Great Lakes. Each of these letters represents the names of Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Super Lakes.
You too can improve your memory. Studies show that our memory can be likened to a muscle. The more muscles we use, the stronger it becomes and the more we try to improve our memory, the sharper our memory can be. Age is not a barrier to memory development.
- Learn to play a new language or musical instrument to improve memory.
- Focus on the most important thing.
- Learn the tricks of memory retention.
- Drink enough water. Dehydration can lead to mental illness.
- Get enough sleep. When we sleep, our brain stores information.
- Do not take a break and continue studying. Stress releases the hormone cortisol. It can interfere with the connection between nerves.
- Avoid excessive alcohol and smoking. Alcohol consumption interferes with short-term memory and causes a deficiency of thiamine, an essential B vitamin for memory. Smoking disrupts the supply of oxygen to the brain.
Forgetting is also an advantage!
What would your life be like if you remembered everything in your life? Your mind is like a repository of information. A woman who remembers almost every event in her life told one magazine: ‘It was an unbearable burden for me because I could not bear it all. ‘Studies show that our mind has the ability to erase unnecessary information from our memory. The magazine further points out that if some people forget things quickly, it means that their forgetfulness process is accelerated.
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