Your Human Memory And What You Can Do To Improve It

Your Human Memory

The human memory is one of the most important yet most forgotten elements of the human system. Without your memory, you are very much an empty shell of a human being. By following the tips mentioned here, you may see a significant improvement in your memory functionality, which can improve your overall life.

Improve your memory by avoiding stress.

When you’re feeling stressed out, it can be hard to concentrate. When you can’t concentrate, it can be difficult to make new memories or to recall old ones. During difficult time, try deep breathing, meditation, or other relaxation techniques to get your memory back on track.

Eating dark chocolate can improve your brain functions. Moderate intake of dark chocolate will not cause your clothing size to change, but it creates a health benefit by forcing your brain to release dopamine which is said to be responsible for improved brain functionality and memory capacity. Moderation is the key like with any other food.

Memory has a tendency to become less efficient as you age.

Sad but True… The process of aging causes a decrease in the number of cells (neurons) within the brain. Due to this change within the brain’s composition, it may take longer to learn new information. You can take proactive steps to minimize the effects this has on your memory processes. To help keep your memory keen, eat a healthy diet and maintain an active lifestyle. Staying socially and mentally active can also be helpful.

memory and the brain broken up into separate lobes

image of brain broken up into separate lobes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Try meditating. Meditation can help you against anxiety, depression, and stress. Studies show that regular meditators have much more activity in the the left pre-frontal cortex. This special area of the brain is associated with feelings of joy and equanimity. This also allows the brain to make more connections with brain cells, increasing memory and mental sharpness.

Make your memorization easier by using mnemonic devices. The easiest one is to associate a visual image with the word or name you need to remember. Life like, vivid images linked to hard to memorize or understand concepts can help to speed up the learning process significantly. Think of images from your everyday life to make the process easier and faster.

Another great enhancer for your brain functions, and therefore your memory, is to undertake regular physical exercise. In addition to the physical benefits to the body, this will also aid memory retention on both a short and long term basis. This is because the act of exercise delivers additional blood-flow, and consequently additional oxygen, to the brain.

Now that you have these strategies, try using them every day and see how your memory improves. Chances are you’ll still remember all 50 states and you won’t know the exact number of cars that you passed on your drive home but can you remember what you had for dinner now?

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