Memory

Development

Memory Development

Any person’s thinking has its own upsides and downsides. Thus, a person, who can easily solve mathematical tasks, may have difficulties studying foreign languages or distinguishing musical tones. On the contrary, a person, who can write poetry on any subject, can find it hard to choose the right direction on a map. It is important to involve your thinking, imagination, and already mastered skills into memory development in order to turn mechanical drill into creative activity — it will let you memorize most of the information involuntarily. You can rely on your strong sides, however, you can develop your intelligence and thinking more, if you involve the brain functions you don’t use often.

Use of Mathematical Thinking

People with technical and mathematical thinking often use this method to memorize phone numbers. For instance, you have to memorize 513 — 65 — 30. Multiply 5 by 13 and get 65. Multiply 6 by 5 and get 30. Two arithmetic operations and you have learned this phone number for good.

Use of Associative and Visual Thinking

If you need to learn a list of words or image sequence, you can pack all of them into a single story or picture.

Words: BLANKET, TULIP, TV, VIOLIN, DOME.

Here is a story:

There is a BLANKET on a bed with a TULIP pattern. There is a TV in front of the bed. A broadcast of VIOLIN concerto is on. The concert takes place in an old temple with a huge DOME.

Use of Similar Sounding

 

Sometimes it is easier to remember words or sequences of numbers that sound like something you already know. English word Chin sounds similar to Russian word with the meaning “rank”. You can imagine a person of a high rank with his chin turned up.

Use of Common Images and Clichés

 

It is easier to learn a phone number, if you associate digits with vivid images. Absurd mixture of images will make you smile and make memorization enjoyable.

Phone number: 540-12-10

On FRIDAY Ali Baba and the FORTY thieves stole a DOZEN DIME