Home » Self Improvement

Memory Development - Grasping New Information

Aug 18, 2007
The human mind is in a constant state of grasping new information, learning new things and perceiving new ideas. Our daily life teaches us so many experiences that it goes on accumulating in our minds. We learn from our daily lives. What we see, hear and speak becomes a learning experience for all of us. It is aptly said that a mind not evolving is equal to a mind ready to die. As we age, our tendency to retain what we learn diminishes.

The key factor to be in a condition of mental youth is the possession of a good memory. Memory plays the most vital role in our development of mental, emotional and social self. It is important to start exercising our mind to build up our memory from a very early age. Every human being is bestowed with two forms of memory- logical and symbolic. The tendency to have an inclination towards either is purely natural.

The logical memory is governed by the left lobe of the brain and the symbolic memory is governed by the right lobe. In order to develop the memory in the right way, it is important to asses which type of memory is your strong point. Studies show that people who can memorize things by watching images and by hearing sounds posses a stronger symbolic memory. Those who can learn better by reading have a stronger logical memory. In order to develop a symbolic memory one must make associations with other inputs from one's memory to have a quicker retaining of the fact. For the logically inclined, it is always a good option to read as much as possible. Reading vastly improves the memory development process in people possessing a logical memory.

In order to do that, bed reading is a great exercise. Reading for thirty minutes before going to bed improves the concentration span and also enhances memory development. For the symbolically inclined, associating a sound with an image or movement or vice-versa can do wonders in memory development. It is a simple but assured way of stimulating the memory development process.

Our subconscious also plays a vital role in the memorizing of an entity. It is in this sphere that we make the first impression of a stimulus and then the mind registers it in the active memory. A few exercises described below will go a long way in honing the skills of memory building. Noticing the things around with care and detail is important. You should start this form of exercise with something you are not interested in. it will be boring initially but soon you will develop the habit of keen observation around you making it easier to grasp things.

Pick up an object or an image which looks mundane to you and closely observe it, you will soon find that you are developing a new interest in that thing and actually retaining something which you normally would not. It is also important to eliminate distractions while memorizing something. It is a scientifically proved fact that the human mind can only process only one kind of information at a given point of time. Therefore, music playing in the background while studying is not a good option. Your mind will be alternating between the topic being memorized and the music being played. Motivation is also a key factor in memory development. If you are not motivated to learn something, you are most likely to forget it soon.

It has been truly said that a person loses his or her individuality when the memory loses. Imagine yourself in your old age and people sitting around and because of memory loss you are not able to remember their names. How awkward would it sound? Hence, we must agree that the human memory plays an important role. It is necessary for keeping one self in a healthy condition so that the memory remains in a perfect condition.

Keeping these points in mind we must try to develop our memory at all times to keep us mentally healthy even when we reach old age. A person should live all his life healthy and must remain active till his or her death.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (Master NLP Practitioner) has published more information on Developing Memory and mastering your life at
http://www.memorydevelopmentmastery.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 146
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources