Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video Association, part of Improving Your Memory.
When I say the word "Katrina",…what's the first thing that pops into your mind?…It might be "hurricane",…or it might be the name of someone you know.…Either way, you already have the word Katrina…associated to something, or multiple things, in your brain.…Association if a very powerful memory principle.…It's one of the main ways we learn things.…If you don't associate a new piece of information…to something you already know,…it'll easily be forgotten.…This reminds me of something psychologists call…the Baker/baker paradox.…Here's how it works.…A researcher shows two people a photograph of a man.…
One is told the person's last name is Baker,…and the other is told the person's occupation is baker.…A few days later, each person is shown the photograph again,…and they're asked to recall…the word associated to the photograph.…The person that was told the man's occupation…is much more likely to remember it…than the person that was given the man's last name.…In other words, names are easily forgotten.…That's not surprising to most people,…
- Memory principles that work
- Taking notes
- Using songs and rhyming techniques to remember details
- Building a "memory palace"
- Remembering names and passwords
- Memorizing long texts and speeches
Skill Level Beginner
1. Memory Principles
2. Memory Techniques
3. Using the Numeric Peg System
4. Situational Methods
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