How Will Music Help Me Remember?

Humans have been singing ballads, religious hymns, and cultural music for thousands of years. They have remembered and passed these creations on to each generation, who have in turn remembered them and passed them along. Children learn their alphabet easily as a song “A-B-C-D-E-F-G…” Music makes remembering that much easier. Somehow rhythm and tune cause words to spill out of your mouth — even if you were certain you couldn’t remember a particular song.

How will music help me remember? The how is less important. As a memory technique, what’s important is [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...]

Increasing Your IQ

“How did you remember that?” If you have a great memory, you’ve probably gotten this reaction from friends and colleagues — and if you have a great memory, people often think you’re a genius (so to speak). Marketers of brain training games try to promote the connection between memory and intelligence and lead you to believe that while you’re working on improving your short term memory you’re also increasing your IQ.

New research from [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...]

Omega 3 Fats and the Brain

Well, here’s a surprise from the University of Iowa regarding omega 3 fats and brain health. Just as omega-3s have been promoted as being healthy for our hearts, consuming them (via fish oils and nuts) has in the past also been recommended to maintain brain health. [Read more...]

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...]

Boost Your Brain Power

Today I found an article the mercola.com site that will help you boost your brain power. It has a few health tips I haven’t seen elsewhere and even though the article is over a year old, you’ll still find them useful. They are as relevant today as they were when [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...]

Test Your Memory

For those of you who enjoy playing memory games, I found a new site you may want to try out that will test your memory. The site is in beta and definitely has a number of grammar errors. The English translation needs work, but that won’t prevent you from playing the games. You can choose between memory games using [Read more...]

Memory and the Future

If you think memory is all about what went on in the past, you’ll be surprised by research findings from Harvard University and University College London that link memory and the future. Research is still ongoing in order to discover connections between memory and future predictability of creativity, imagination, planning, and [Read more...]