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Improve Your Memory with Brain Hacks

memory.jpgRemember last Thursday's post on how to remember names? If not, maybe your overall memory could use a boost. The Optimized Life explains how to improve your recall by translating abstract information (like numbers and text) into visual images and associations. For example, use an acrostic:

An acrostic is a memory technique that uses a made-up sentence or poem with a first-letter cue. The first letter of each word is a cue to an idea you need to remember.

One example is: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS).

This acrostic represents the sequence in solving or evaluating math equations. Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction.

This definitely works; I can still remember an acrostic from a political-science course I took in college 15 years ago (and let me tell you, I hated political science). The site serves up nine other memory-improving techniques. Got one of your own to share? Hit the Comments and share it!
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