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How To Sharpen And Improve Your Short Term Memory

By:   |   Jul 08, 2018   |   Views: 12   |   Comments: 0

Short-term, as the wording would suggest is the part of your memory which stores information for a brief duration of time. It is where information which you will not be required to refer to again is kept such as the price of a particular product in the supermarket, for example. The amount of information and the length of time it can be retained in this location depends on the attentiveness of the individual. If we want to remember a particular piece of information we tend to repeat it over and over again so it sticks in our mind. It is not normal for the majority of people to be able to recall information from their short term memory, unless they practice techniques to deliver the data to the long term memory.

As an example of this let's look at trying to remember a phone number. The number in question is an average seven digit number of 4372819. If you try to memorize this number by one digit at a time, five minutes later and you are not likely to be able to recall the number. Now give it another go by remembering the numbers in two's, 43-72-81-9, except for the 9 at the end. Allow yourself five minutes and try to recall the number in this manner. You will find by breaking the whole number down into three sections + the 9 you have a much greater chance of recalling the number. The number is no different to before and you are still the same person with the same brain. Don't you think the two completely different results are amazing? google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';

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