Caffeine Enhances Memory (Video)

It comes as no surprise since you’ve most likely heard it before that caffeine enhances memory.  In a new experiment conducted by Michael Yassa, formerly at Johns Hopkins University, and his team, one cup of strong coffee with 200 milligrams of caffeine, was found to enhance long-term memory. Here’s what made this study as little different than [Read more...]

Use It or Lose It Memory Strategy

Having a good memory can’t be a thing of the past – regardless of how many smartphones, iPads, etc. you have and use. You’re going to have to subscribe to the use it or lose memory strategy. Why? Because “Your entire sense of identity, and to some extent your personality, is bound up with, if not entirely based on, your experiences. Your memories are what make you [Read more...]

Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Many of the activities you read about for improving memory involve quite a bit of mental effort. Although you can’t escape that entirely, there are a few natural ways to improve your memory and help things along. PsyBlog gives us a list of 10 — some easier to do than [Read more...]

Blanking Out Under Stress (Video)

Does your memory ever let you down when you’re stressed? It’s a very common phenomenon blanking out under stress — whether you’re about to give a presentation, start an important task or procedure at work, or write a test for training or certification purposes.

Watch the video below for a ridiculously simple tip from Dave Farrow [Read more...]

How to Memorize a Speech Quickly (Video)

Whether it ‘s a presentation to your colleagues or a prospective client, or whether it’s a speech for a charity event or a friend’s wedding, one of the most nerve-wracking concerns is how to memorize a speech quickly. In this video, business author, entrepreneur, and TV personality Mike [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Fist Clenching and Memory

We generally associate fist clenching in adults with stress, anger, or frustration. Well, here’s a new twist on it. Fist clenching and memory have a positive relationship.  A study published in the Plos One journal suggests clenching your fist could play a role in how well you remember [Read more...]

Walking or Weight Lifting

If you’ve been reading this blog regularly, you already understand the benefits of exercise when it comes to keeping your memory strong. A question that you’ve most likely heard often in regard to a different topic (specifically, weight loss) also comes up when we look at memory and exercise. Which is better walking or weight lifting? [Read more...]