Thursday, October 16, 2008

Can You Make Memories Stick?

How do you remember how many days are in a particular month? Many of us have learned to memorize this little memory aid when we were children and it stays in our brain files just waiting to be used when we need it.

Thirty days has September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty one excepting February which has twenty eight. Then leap year coming once in four, February has one day more.

So just how does our brain memory work and how can we give it the mental exercise that it requires to keep it sharp as our bodies age.

Here is part of a Reader's Digest Canada article "Make Memories Stick" that I personally found very informative. I invite you to check it out.

Use Your Senses

When you’re laying down memory, use as many senses as you can. Years ago many primary school students easily memorized a long list of prepositions by learning to sing them to a familiar tune. They were processing input along several tracks at once: cognitive, visual, auditory and motor. After 50 years the memory is still there.

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Till my next post

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