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Improving You Memory

By: Adam Bass

Introduction
Has anyone ever had trouble remembering
someones name or forgot where you put
something?
I will be sharing with you:
How memory works
Some techniques for improving you memory

How Memory Works

Understanding the Components of memory

3 components of memory:
1. Sensory memory
2. Working memory
3. Long-term memory

Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp6-10

How We Remember: Encoding


Encoding - Getting information into long-term
memory.

Focusing your attention on what you want to


remember

Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp11-18

How We Remember: Retrieval


2 ways to retrieve information from long-term memory:

1)Recognition
2)Recalling
Cues can be triggered when recalling info. It is
basically an event, thought, picture, word, sound,
etc. that triggers the retrieval of info. from long-term
memory.
Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp11-18

Why We Forget
An important part of the memory process is making decisions about

what information is good to you and worth the effort to decipher it


1. Some information never gets to your memory bank
2. Memories that enter the memory bank may be overtaken with
future similar info. that makes the original memory un-retainable
3. Info. that you are completely new on will be harder to remember
4. Some info. can be remembered once you find the proper cue
5. The way we are influences what and how we remember
6. Some pieces of remembered info. may gather together incorrectly
7. Some memories just go away

Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp19-21

Strategies to Improve your


Memory

Improving Your Ability to


Encode
4 kinds of strategies
Association
Visualization
Active Observation
Elaboration
Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp84-95

Remembering More Than 1


Item
The Story Method
Chunking
First Letter Cues

Ex: Never Eat Soggy Waffles/ North East South West


Create a Word Categorization

Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp105-111

Improving Your Ability to


Recall
Three techniques:
Cue Yourself
Alphabet Search
Review in Advance

Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp112-116

General Tips for


Remembering

1. Trust in yourself
2. Make notice of what you want to remember
3. Focus your attention on the matter
4. Take out distractions
5. Give yourself time
6. Use all of your senses
7. Organize yourself
8.Recognize and deal with the problems that may be
negatively influencing you memory
9. Relax
10. Laugh
11. Enjoy your earlier memories
Source: Improving Your Memory (2005) by Janet Fogler and Lynn Stern pp117-119

Conclusion
Now you all understand how our memory
works and strategies used to help you
remember better!
I hope you all enjoyed my presentation on
improving your memory and now will use
the strategies I mentioned in your
everyday life.

Bibliography
Stern, Lynn and Fogler, Janet. (2005). Improving Your Memory: How to

Remember What Youre Starting to Forget. (3rd ed.). Baltimore and


London. (APA)
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