3 Effective Brain Tricks That Will Improve Your Memory

Have you experienced going to a room to get something then end up asking yourself why are you in that room?

 

Millennials between 18 and 34 are significantly more likely than their elders 55 or older to forget what day it is (15 vs. 7 percent), lose their keys (14 vs. 8 percent), forget to bring their lunch (9 vs. 3 percent) or even forget to take a bath or shower (6 vs. 2 percent).

 

If you can relate to these scenarios, then you probably need to enhance your memory. Luckily, there are effective ways to keep your brain healthy and improve your memory.

 

Write it out

 
Write it out

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The fact that writing activates completely different areas of the brain, writing something down makes it easier to remember.

 

This method can be used whenever you need to study for an exam or if you need to memorize some reports. It can take a lot of time and work but it can be all worth it.

 

Chew a gum

 
Chew gum

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One theory about chewing gum is that it increases blood flow and enables more brain activity. While others believe that chewing gum becomes associated with the memory and it gets easier to access if you’ll chew gum while recalling it.

 

And just in case taste has the same effect as smell, stick with the same flavor for the test as you use when studying.

 

Try a mnemonic

 
Try a mnemonic

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“Mnemonics are not tools for learning, but for creating mental structures that make it easier to retrieve what you have learned,” write Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, in the book “Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.”

 

If you’re trying to remember words in a particular order, try making a word out of each of the item’s first letters. One infamous example is using the name Roy G. Biv to remember the colors of the spectrum (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet).

 

There are many ways to keep our memory healthy and sharp every day. We can schedule a memory exercise every morning to prevent brain disorders and diseases.

 

Eat healthier, speak healthier, and think healthier!

Samantha Baluyot

Sam joined Remit this 2018. She is a Journalism graduate who loves to see the world in different point of views. Her goal in writing is to inspire her readers to have a better perspective and to live a meaningful life. She may look aloof but she’s a very friendly and a happy-go-lucky person.

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