How to Learn Languages

English is generally the language of business but knowing how to speak other languages will stand you in good stead and you’ll be appreciated for the effort, whether it’s for work or pleasure. If you want to know how to learn languages quickly and effectively, you’ll be interested in [Read more...]

Golfera Method — 3 Memory Tips

In this article you’ll learn about the Golfera Method — 3 Memory Tips to help you with everyday list memorization or special occasion foreign language learning. Italy’s Mr. Memory, Gianni Golfera may have a rare talent when it comes to memory, but his methods can be learned by anyone. [Read more...]

Memory Systems and Strategies

Over the years, thousands of people have been trained in memory systems and strategies, yet in general, most people aren’t aware that they can improve the way their brains function when it comes to improving their memory. A system creates an organized way of doing things — and that can be applied to depositing and retrieving information from memory as well as [Read more...]

How to Remember Definitions of Words

When you’re learning another language (whether it’s for personal interest or you want to impress a client or even your mother-in-law) you’ll want to know how to remember definitions of words. Repetition is of limited value. What will work much better is using association techniques together with visualization. Learn more about these techniques in this article from [Read more...]

How to Strengthen Your Memory

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could learn a piece of music or another language while we slept? If you want to know how to strengthen your memory, the key appears to be in running a [Read more...]

How To Memorize Foreign Sentences

You’re wondering how to memorize foreign sentences because you
(a) want to impress a foreign business colleague
(b) are preparing for a posting overseas
(c) are on vacation and need to make yourself understood in a language very different from your own. [Read more...]

How Do I Improve My Memory Power?

Don’t expect crossword puzzles, sudoku, or riddles to be the answer to “How do I improve my memory power?” While they do cause you to use your brain, these popular past times don’t change your brain in any way — and changing your brain (making new connections and new neurons) is the key to making it stronger and improving your memory.

How do your change your brain? By learning something new, e.g. a new language, a new musical instrument, a new dance. And no, you’re not to old to learn. Apparently, it is the difficulty and challenge of the new task that keeps your brain young.

How do I improve my memory power?

learning a new instrument is one way to answer "How do I improve my memory power?"

How Do I Improve My Memory Power?

 Dr. Michael Merzenich, a leading scientist in the field of neuroplasticity, has done extensive research on brain plasticity and that our ability to change the brain is possible from birth to death, even when we are elderly.

What he has found is that our brain can grow when learning new skills with intensity challenges it.

If you think about being a child, you were learning something new nearly every day from how to tie your shoe, to the meaning of a word, to why touching a cigarette lighter is a bad idea. Even as a young adult, you were constantly learning about how to balance a checkbook, the ins and outs of your new job, how to diaper a baby, and how to file your taxes. But as we age, we do less of learning brand new things, and instead do more of repeating tasks and skills we have already acquired.

This is one reason why many people often lose cognitive function as they age: their brain hasn’t actually grown in decades. Yes we use our brain all the time, but when was the last time you actually learned something new with great intensity?

Dr. Merzenich is a great proponent of learning a language in old age because in just forcing your brain to be challenged and learn a new skill, all of your cognitive skills will become stronger. Too often we write off learning new things as we age as being too hard, but that difficulty is really what will keep us young.

If  you’d like to read this fascinating article in its entirety, go here.

Don’t ever stop learning new things. Not only will it grow your brain, but it’ll make you a more interesting person — giving you new life experiences, new topics of conversation when you interact with others, and new perspectives on so many things around you. When the topic of “How do I improve my memory power?” comes up in conversation, you’ll have the answer your friends are looking for.

What new things are you learning? Tell us in the comment section below.


Memory Technique for Learning New Languages

They often sound like gibberish — languages with which we are unfamiliar. When you are learning a foreign language, having a memory technique for learning new languages will put some structure into what initially just seems like a a collection of [Read more...]

Memory Technique for Learning Languages

Are you studying another language and looking for an effective memory technique for learning languages?  There are many elements to learning another language — vocabulary, grammar,  pronunciation, conversation. As a starting point for each lesson, your language teacher may have given you vocabulary lists to memorize. Not something to look forward to — a boring and daunting task! [Read more...]