Memory and Emotions

What was the best learning experience you ever had? What made it so good? What was the worst? What made it so bad? Chances are you find it easier to remember the bad ones. Why? Memory and emotions are related. You probably had a negative emotional reaction to the experience, the place, the situation — perhaps it was frustration, anger, or [Read more...]

Video Games for Improving Memory

Should you become an avid gamer in order to improve your memory? Research on whether video games for improving memory are truly effective has generally provided mixed results. Recently, researchers in California came up with a game that might just make a difference. Although the game wasn’t specifically designed to improve memory, there were long-term benefits to memory as well as attention and focus. Surprisingly, older participants performed better than those [Read more...]

Memory Tip: Use Your Body

When you need to remember your to-do list at work or at home and you don’t have your smartphone or a piece of paper handy, try this memory tip: use your body. Associating a crazy vivid picture of one of your to-do list items with a body part will help you remember that particular item. Use a different body part for each item. See the article below for some great examples. [Read more...]

Memory Tip: How to Improve Your Memory Power

Making small temporary changes in your environment is an easy method to use if you’re wondering how to improve your memory power.  Moving things from their usual location, turning them on their side, putting them on the floor or in front of your door are all examples of making your environment work for you in triggering [Read more...]

Free Matching Games for Adults

Here at ImprovingYourMemoryTechniques.com, we’re always looking for free matching games for adults to help you hone your skills. Today I found a site with matching games that I think you’ll enjoy. As with other good online games, there are [Read more...]

Will My Memory Improve If I Lose Weight? (Video)

Will My Memory Improve If I Lose Weight? I recently found the following video in which Dr. John Gunstad, associate professor of psychology at Kent State University, describes the results of a study he ran 2 years ago in which memory was improved by losing weight. [Read more...]

Memory Tip: How Does Yoga Help Your Mind?

Do you practice yoga? If not, it may be worth getting into — and not just for the physical benefits. Today’s memory tip: How Does Yoga Help Your Mind? is about the benefits of using it when you have a demanding mental load ahead of you. [Read more...]

Memory Tip: How to Remember What You Read

Looking for a memory tip: how to remember what you read? We’re constantly being bombarded with truckloads of information. Is it important to remember everything we read? No, of course not. We tend to filter out the information that isn’t relevant or understandable to us. If necessary, we can usually retrieve it again with a Google search or by accessing an internal intranet at work. Practically speaking, conducting a search isn’t always possible or [Read more...]

Memory Tip: How to Improve Your Memory Using a Memory Palace (Video)

At  a recent workshop I conducted,  I introduced the Memory Palace technique to my audience. The participants jumped on it immediately and were amazed at what they could recall by the end of the session.

I found a video online that shows you in a simple way how to improve your memory using a memory palace. [Read more...]

Video Games Improve Memory

If you’re a crossword puzzle fanatic then listen up. It appears that video games improve memory and other cognitive skills far better than crossword puzzles do. Researcher Fredric Wolinsky at the University of Iowa compared the effects of playing the game Road Tour against playing computerized crossword puzzles and found that video games could turn back as many as 7 years of [Read more...]