The loss of memory is something that worries us, much more from certain ages. So you have to get down to work to find out what we can do to preserve this important capacity so present in our day to day. The most recent research can guide us in this important task. Here are the top 5 ways to improve your memory.
In more professional terms we talk about memory techniques. A study conducted by the University of Arizona has proven that ‘self-imagination’ is a useful way to improve learning and subsequent recall of information.
It is about imagining oneself in a situation or acting in a particular way associated with the meaning of what we have to learn.
For example, if I have to remember to buy apples and milk, it would be something like imagining yourself picking apples from the tree or pouring milk into a glass.
Get enough sleep
Rebecca M.C. Spencer at the University of Massachusetts published in March 2013 a review on the neurophysiological bases by which sleep influences memory and cognition.
According to her, sleep is a very important process not only in the consolidation of memories, but also in the selection of those information that will have to be discarded and forgotten, or in the learning of motor skills.
Practice Brain Training
An investigation published in the PLOS One magazine at the beginning of 2013 insists on the benefits of training only for 15 minutes a day with a computer game program.
In this work, the group of people who have played the game improved their performance in work memory test, executive functions, and speed of processing.
Another interesting field in terms of brain benefits is meditation.
Mrazek and his colleagues at the University of California published in March 2013 in the journal Psychological Science that two weeks of meditation training improved the working memory capacity of a group of students, as well as their performance in a reading comprehension test and achieved reduce the frequency of deviations of thought, that is, ‘ramblings’.
Maintaining relationships with friends and having a broad social network has proven to be a factor associated with better memory, as a team of Australian researchers concluded in a recent publication in The Journal of Aging Research.
In the study, those who maintained greater contact with close friends in particular and a larger social network in general, maintained a better performance in memory tests after a follow-up of 15 years.
You already have the instructions to improve your memory. Now it’s up to you how to combine them to keep your brain in shape and perform at one hundred percent. Of course, these methods to improve your memory are not the only ones. There are many other practices that can improve memory, such as reading, learning poems, playing board games with friends, solving puzzles, or any other brain games that put your brain at work.
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