Jan 29, 2021
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How to train your memory?

Many people who live in a state of constant stress suffer from short-term memory. They suddenly realize that they cannot remember what they wanted to take in the room they came to, or they fall silent in the middle of a conversation, because they forget what they wanted to say. Is it possible to train short-term memory, “AiF” learned from candidate of psychological sciences, head of the scientific and practical center “Dom” Svetlana Shishkova:

– Japanese scientists argue that there are several techniques to achieve this.

Reception number 1. Chewing gum

If you need to remember any information from your nose, chew gum. When we chew, our articulatory apparatus is actively working, which provides mild stimulation of the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for all types of memory. Better to chew something tough and crunchy. It is no coincidence that children who are passionate about a book literally chew the tips of pens and pencils – they intuitively feel that this will help them remember new information firmly and firmly.

Technique number 2. Move your eyes

It is known that the occipital region is responsible for visual memory. It can be stimulated with eye movement exercises. Take a pen, place it at eye level and move it left – right. The eyes should follow the object (you don’t need to turn your head).

Reception number 3. Hand tension

Everyone has heard the term “body memory”. This is what helps us not to forget how to do what we have not done for a long time – to ride a bike, dance, swim. Even if at first it seems to a person that he has forgotten how to do it, his legs, arms, body quickly remember how to move.

You can also use this effect to train your memory. If you need to memorize some completely non-reproducible information, squeeze your hand tightly into a fist. Through muscle tone, the signal through neural connections will enter the brain. When you need to remember information, make a fist with your opposite hand. The information will begin to transform back.

This partly explains the fact that handwritten (that is, with muscle effort) is remembered better than just heard, and meeting participants often scrawl on notebooks in an attempt to better remember new information.

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