How to strengthen human memory


  • 1 Definition of human memory
  • 2 How to strengthen memory
  • 3 stages of processing information in memory
  • 4 facts about strong memory
  • 5 References

Definition of human memory

Memory is one of the capabilities of the human mind , a capacity that enables it to remember previous experiences, and to recall experiences, experiences, habits, facts, and impressions that the mind has gone through in the past, [1] and human memory can also be defined as the extent of an individual's ability On keeping information and data and retrieving it when an individual needs it, in other words it is the process of storing and storing data, to retrieve it when the individual needs it. [2]
Forms of human memory: The human memory varies according to the method of storing information, and the period of storing it: [3]
  • Short-term memory: Short-term memory helps people remember a little information for a short period, and one of the shortest types is working memory, which stores information for a period that does not exceed several seconds, and it helps a person to remember information for a short period, as if you keep one of The numbers until the person writes them down or records them.
  • Long-term memory: Long-term memory is divided into two parts: Explicit memory and Implicit memory, and long-term memory helps to maintain the motor skills that a person learns, such as learning to type on the keyboard, or learn Bike riding.

How to strengthen memory

Memory is similar to the muscles of the human body, it needs exercises to strengthen it, and one of the most important exercises to strengthen memory : [4] [5]
  • Reading and reading: Reading is one of the best practices used to strengthen memory, as it contributes to increasing the proportion of the analytical intelligence of the human mind, and the individual can read a book of his choice, and upon the completion of the reading session the book closes without marking the paper that he reached, then trying to remember The page reached when reading the book.
  • Reading a specific sentence from one of the books in the morning, then trying to remember this sentence and the page number in which the sentence appeared in the evening, provided that the period during which he tries to remember the sentence is ten minutes, and if the sentence is not remembered, the exercise is postponed and repeated on the next day.
  • Create a file on a personal computer, then save a word or note inside the file, and in the evening the person tries to remember the word or note that was written in the file, for a period not exceeding 10 minutes, and this exercise is repeated for a whole week, and at the end of the week the number of words or notes will reach Into seven words, and the person tries to remember those words for 30 minutes.
  • Trying to remember the name of a friend who may be difficult to remember.
  • Maintaining daily memorization, even if it is a simple sentence, or a small saying, it helps the brain to increase its ability to memorize and memorize.
  • Avoid using external reminders such as the alarm clock, and try to rely on the person's memory himself.
  • Try to remember the main ideas, characters, or places mentioned in one of the books that have been recently read, and continue this exercise for a period of 5-10 minutes.
  • Use memory games , and focus to increase memory power, such as puzzles and chess, Sudoku and other various intelligence games.
  • Trying to remember e-mail addresses, phone numbers, or people’s names without blogging them unless you return home at night.
  • Review new information you learn, refer to it and try to remember it from time to time.
  • Take notes on a special notebook. Writing can enhance memory power.
  • Talk to oneself aloud about the things a person should do and want to remember, such as why he went to the grocery store, why he entered a certain place, or the place where he put his car key and other different things of life.
  • Marking reminders of the things a person wants to do and accomplish, which can be placed in the home, car, or office.
  • Keeping the basic needs of the individual in known or easy-to-remember places. It is also possible to jot down their places in the aforementioned notebook.
  • Avoid distractions as much as possible, such as switching off the TV when talking to a friend.
  • Caring for the health of the body affects the mind and memory, and therefore it is advised to stay away from everything that exhausts the mind, such as staying up for a long time, or poor nutrition, or even some drugs that may affect memory.
  • Maintaining mind games, which increases memory capacity.
  • Knowing the method that best suits a person in learning, memorizing and understanding to facilitate the process of remembering and increasing the power of memory.
  • Use tricks to remember information, such as strings, or abbreviations.
  • Slow down and slow down, as people get older may reduce the power of memory and the ability to memorize and focus for them, and therefore these people are advised to ask their relatives, friends, or doctors to speak to them slowly, in order to facilitate the process of concentration they have and that affects their memory strength .

Stages of processing information in memory

Memory goes through three main stages when processing information in memory, namely:
  • Coding stage: This occurs when new information is received.
  • Storage phase: At this stage, the memory creates a record of the information received.
  • Retrieval phase: It is the retrieval of information in response to a specific stimulus, or human activity.

Facts about strong memory

Among people there is the belief that some people have a strong memory, while others have a weak memory, but this is not true, because the memory becomes stronger when caring for and training it, rather than neglecting it, and therefore it can be said that the memory is similar to the human muscles, it needs training and various exercises To increase its strength and maintain its flexibility, it is impossible for a person to have a strong memory without effort or persistence. [4]