Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video How your memory works, part of Learning Speed Reading.
- There are several systems that work…together to form memories.…These different systems help you create, store, and…retrieve various pieces of information and experiences.…On a daily basis, your brain is overwhelmed with…information but these systems allow us to sort through…the information to find the most important things…that need to be turned into memories.…In this video, I'll go through the memory process and…how it works, and how you can use this knowledge…to remember or retain more of what you read.…There are three main types of memory that you…need to be aware of: Sensory memory,…Short-term memory, and of course Long-term memory.…
Let's talk about each of these three memories…as they're very important in understanding…how your memory works.…Sensory memory is your first…and most initial form of memory.…These memories come from your five senses.…Your sense of sight, your ability to hear, smell, taste,…and touch, all create sensory memories that are held…for no more than a few seconds.…I think of sensory memory as a shorter…
The course then focuses on improving comprehension by understanding how memory works, practicing the "read and recall" method, and breaking down technical terms. The final chapter introduces some advanced tips and strategies for reading different types of media: news and magazine articles, textbooks, technical material, and ebooks.
- Measuring your reading speed
- Reading faster on the computer
- Reading groups of words
- Previewing and overviewing
- Improving comprehension and retention
- Understanding the 80/20 principle of reading
- Reading magazines, textbooks, diagrams, and ebooks