How to improve your memory during the quarantine and reset your brain activity?

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First of all, we have to give a definition of memory and know how the process goes. Then we will know some tips to improve our memory to be smarter and to make study or work easier.

Definition:

Memory is the ability to receive information, store it, and recall it at a later time. In psychology, memory is broken into three stages: encoding, storage, and retrieval.

 

Stages of the Memory Process:

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1-Encoding (or registration):

·  The process of receiving and processing information.

·  Encoding allows information from the outside world to reach our brains in the forms of chemical and physical stimuli.

·  When information comes into our memory system (from sensory input), it needs to be changed into a form that the system can cope with so that it can be stored. Think of this as similar to changing your money into a different currency when you travel from one country to another.  For example, a word which is seen (in a book) may be stored if it is changed (encoded) into a sound or a meaning (i.e. semantic processing).

·       There are three main ways in which information can be encoded (changed):

1. Visual (picture)

2. Acoustic (sound)

3. Semantic (meaning)

2-Storage:

·   It is the stage by which we maintain information over periods.

·  The way we store information affects the way we retrieve it.  There is a big amount of research regarding the differences between Short Term Memory (STM) and Long Term Memory (LTM).

·   Information can only be stored for a brief duration in STM (0-30 seconds), but LTM can last for a very long duration sometimes for lifetime.

3-Retrieval (or recall, or recognition):


·   The calling back of stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity.

·   When we are asked to retrieve something from memory, the differences between STM and LTM become very apparent.

Types of memory:

1-Sensory memory:

Ø Sensory memory allows individuals to retain impressions of sensory information after the original stimulus has ceased.

Ø One of the most common examples of sensory memory is fast-moving lights in darkness: if you’ve ever watched traffic rush by at night, the light appears to leave a trail. Once the object is gone, it is still retained in the memory for a very short period.

Ø The two most studied types of sensory memory are iconic memory (visual) and echoic memory (sound).

2-Short-term memory: 

Short-term memory allows you to remember and process information at the same time. That means it’s enabling you to understand this right now!

3-Long-term memory: 

All of your life-long events and memories are held here. Think: How you walk, how you talk, and your beautiful memory of our birthday this past year.


Tips to improve memory:

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1- Talk aloud: 

The more you hear something, the easier it is to remember. Try repeating a task or reminding yourself of something out loud and wait for the good results.

2- Exercise your mind: 

Read, do puzzles, play mind-boggling games.

3- Keep up with your nutrition:

The healthier your body is, the healthier your mind is. Stay up on your nutrition and make sure you’re fueling your body with what it needs to stay wholesome.

4- Try a Fish Oil Supplement: 

Fish oil is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

These fats are important for overall health and have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, relieve stress and anxiety, and slow mental decline.

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5-Meditation: 

One study demonstrated that Taiwanese college students who engaged in meditation practices like mindfulness had significantly better spatial working memory than other students.

6- Cocoa:

Cocoa is not only delicious but also nutritious, providing a powerful dose of antioxidants called flavonoids which are very beneficial to the brain.

They may help stimulate the growth of blood vessels and neurons and increase blood flow in parts of the brain involved with memory.

7-Physical activity: 

Exercise is important for overall physical and mental health.

Research has established that it’s beneficial for the brain and may help improve memory in people of all ages, from children to older adults.


6 Comments

  1. Useful information ,thanks .

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  2. It's really an awesome article ☺️�� and very simple for all.
    Can you recommend a commercial name for fish oil supplements?

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    1. Thanks for your support we appreciate that , I recommend supplements that contain omega 3 fatty acids and selenium that will help you i think there is Unocardio products or triple strength from amazon.I hope i could help you more .

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