Strategies for Better Memory & Learning

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We forget someone’s name, and our response might be: “Oh I’ve always been terrible at remembering names!” Or: “I’m getting old; I really can’t remember things anymore.” Or: nothing — we shrug it off without thought.

This is a somewhat specialized technique. Dichotic listening refers to a technique used in the psychology laboratory, whereby a person wearing headphones hears different messages in the left and right ear.

How many words do you need to learn?

Humans are the animals that manipulate their cognitive environment.

How the keyword method works

A general distinction you can make is that between:

We must believe that groups produce better results than individuals — why else do we have so many “teams” in the workplace, and so many meetings.

Distributed practice more effective than massed practice

As we all know, rhyme and rhythm help make information more memorable. Here's a few ideas that may help you use them more effectively.

I talk a lot about how working memory constrains what we can process and remember, but there’s another side to this — long-term memory acts on working memory.

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