SHORT TERM MEMORY IMPROVEMENT IDEAS
Simple Short Term Memory Improvement facts you need to know!
1. You cannot improve your memory:
a. By reading a book on memory improvement.
b. By listening to memory improvement CDs or audio tapes.
c. By watching memory improvement videos.
d. By attending a seminar on memory improvement.
e. By taking memory improvement pills or medication.
The whole idea that you can improve your memory by using the above methods is as ridiculous as using them to get in physical shape and build muscles. Can you lose weight and become a bodybuilder just by reading a book about bodybuilders? Or by watching some videos about them? Or maybe you can become a great dancer by reading a book on dancing?
The only way to lose weight and get in physical shape is going to the gym and working out. The only way to form any practical skill is going though the practical training. It’s as simple as that; there are no other ways. There are no magic pills; no shortcuts. If you have been told otherwise, you should know that it’s just marketing and lies.
Memory Improvement is no different. It should be based on practical training and mental workout.
2. Powerful Short Term Memory requires a healthy brain and right nutrition.
The brain uses tremendous amounts of energy and is the most metabolically active organ in the body. It never completely rests. As a result, it has one of the highest rates of free radical production. These free radicals begin to destroy the structure of the brain, its connections and the cells. Unless you replace those damaged parts with nutrients, the brain function starts to fall off more and more.
For example Omega-3 fatty acids are replaced extremely rapidly. If you are deficient in this nutrient your brain begins to change its structure very quickly and soon loses its ability to function properly because one of its vital components is missing. It takes only two weeks of deficiency to produce that.
Americans consume an average of 129 pounds of sugar a year. Fifty-seven of that total comes from processed foods. For example, teenagers are drinking an equivalent of 54 teaspoons of sugar a day just from soda.
Sugar consumption dramatically increases free radical generation in the brain. It produces cross linking of the proteins in all cells, which dramatically increases the damaging effect of these free radicals and makes every cell in your body age much, much faster -- particularly brain cells. In some extreme cases, it can even result in permanent brain damage.
Research at the University of Connecticut in 1986 by Dr. Jane Goldman showed that sugar, equal to one Coke, produces a significant decline in mental performance. (Students were making twice as many mistakes on tests.)
Lack of Vitamin B-1 in the diet causes memory failure and depression. Consumption of a lot of carbohydrates depletes Vitamin B-1. Vitamins C, D, E, K, A, B and carotenoids are all associated with brain function. A study of 260 adults over the age of 60 found links among vitamins C, B-2, B-12, B-9 and concept learning.
Studies found that animal fat impairs ability to learn and remember. Healthy fats such as Omega-3, however, improve depression, memory retention and thinking. This is because the brain uses an enormous amount of fatty acids for its membranes.
Aspartame, MSG, pesticides, and herbicides in food; aluminum in deodorants; fluoride in the water; and mercury in vaccines play a major role in brain toxicity and brain function decline. Excessive toxicity destroys brain cells.
What I am trying to show you is that it is almost impossible to get any significant and serious short term memory improvement when you don’t know what fundamental nutrients your memory and brain need and how these nutrients are related to overall health and foods. Short Term Memory Training without this knowledge is pretty much useless.
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3. What is short term memory? How does memory work? If you cut open your brain, you won’t be able to find phone numbers there.
* So what is memory and how does it work?
* What is happening in the brain when you memorize a phone number?
* Why do we forget or can’t recall something?
* What are the main factors of the memorization speed and quality of recall?
* How long can we store information in the brain and what does it depend on?
Significant memory improvement is virtually impossible if memory mechanisms are not known. We need to know EXACTLY what is happening in the brain on the cell level when we memorize in order to develop an effective and optimal training program. You cannot find information on how memory really works in medical institutions, universities, psychology and any other fields, or websites. That’s the bottom line.
The only existing memory model able to explain and prove memory mechanisms is the GMS Memory Model created by a Russian scientist, Vladimir Kozarenko. After more than 10 years of scientific research, he managed to fully understand and, for the first time, explain, how memory really works.
4. Mnemonics and other memorization techniques do not work!
Memory is not just a process in the brain. It’s a result of the entire brain’s work. Thus, to dramatically develop our memory we must dramatically develop the entire brain. We need to have a super powerful attention, dramatically improved thinking speed, and a strong ability to visualize. You cannot memorize huge volumes of information if you can hardly focus for 15 seconds or have ADHD -- even if you know exactly how to do it.
You can learn some dancing moves, but, if you are out of shape, you won’t be able to use them. Dancing is not about isolated techniques or moves. It is about being in great physical shape; it is about feeling the music and dance WITHOUT thinking about moves and techniques.
Memorization should be based on the same principles.
Let’s imagine for a second that you have the necessary mental shape to use specific techniques, but there is more to it than that – mnemonics, memorization techniques, and other tricks are useless for real life memorization! Most of them are out-of-date tricks that require enormous amounts of time and effort to learn, and they still cannot be applied to real life information.
We don’t need to memorize random digits, random words, or playing cards!
* What we need is to have the ability to memorize entire books, new languages, and other massive volumes of complicated types of information.
* We need to have a powerful memory to enhance dramatically our ability to learn, retain, and understand information. Then we can enjoy learning and not suffer every time we open a book!
* We need to have ability to keep information we have memorized for as long as we want, so we never experience the frustration of reading something and forgetting it in just a few days or even hours.
* Memorization should happen as natural as breathing WITHOUT thinking about techniques or process itself. When we read something we don’t think about techniques; we just receive information into our head. When we memorize, we should just save information into our brain and enjoy the process.
* In any way, shape or form, it should not be a struggle, enormous work, frustration or pain!
Obviously memorization tricks and gimmicks fundamentally cannot provide that.
I highly recommend THE SCHOOL OF PHENOMENAL MEMORY course. I've taken it and have had excellent results. Amazing!
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