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Memory Formation & Developing Perseverance

Oct 25, 2007
Memory sharpness is often associated with age, so to speak. Yet age alone is not enough to significantly reduce a person's ability to remember unless some disorder that block processing pathways exists, like Dyslexia and Alzheimer's. To maintain keen memory and focus, one has to develop perseverance in many aspects of his life as an individual. It is also important to believe that a person of advanced age can still have the effective memory formation system, particularly if there is a decision to enhance and develop perseverance in many other aspects of one's life. While it is true that memory functions lie greatly in our brain's super multi-functions systems, retaining good and sharp memories have been a great challenge for one to develop perseverance and utilize his brain's full potential.

Successful people are blessed with excellent memories, whether it is for scientific knowledge, political savvy or for faces. People with strong character are usually tagged as strong people. Yes, their determination may be really strong but are they equipped enough to develop perseverance in their own mental powers? Well, it takes a lot of effort to utilize the brain power especially with the many challenges one may face everyday. Considering the stagnant lifestyle of many, the brain's activities are at times clogged with laziness thus declining the chance to enhance and develop perseverance or push one's body to move and exert great effort in remembering.

It can be considered a great gift to remember people's name through association with their best and strong characters. Of course, these people also had to develop perseverance to follow through with the initial big break, exhibiting determination and strong character traits that helped in solidifying their success for the long term. However, brain functions may sometimes fail to remember great names, successful people even fail to develop perseverance to move forward. In this regard, it may require for the individual to strive harder keeping his sharp memory, determination is the key to achieve such condition. True enough, there are various aids to memory formation, based on the functionality of both long term memory and short term memory.

First, in long-term memory, information that is assigned meaning and repeatedly processed is more easily retained than information that is randomly presented and not repeated over time. This develops one's perseverance in the neural transmission efficiency of the brain, enabling a person to make stable connections more easily. Another aid to develop perseverance is the use of sensory perceptions in conjunction. People remember better when a concept is something that can be interpreted by the brain as something seen, head, smelled, tasted and touched. Unfortunately, this excludes abstract concepts and analysis.

Similar to computer, it is the random access memory (RAM) of a computer system, which works pretty much in the same way as our brain but the latter is highly sophisticated and incomparable still. Thus, it is important to initiate and develop perseverance through effective memory techniques. Just as information leaves traces in hard disks even after it has gone, learning has an effect on the number and size of synaptic active zones of the brain. The phrase "sharpen wits" refers to this characteristic that the more learning is undertaken, the easier information is processed. In other words, develop perseverance in learning is a major factor in memory formation. Develop perseverance, also referred to as habituation, increases the brain's function in expressing neural connections. In colloquial terms "the wires connect".

Emotions also aid to memory retention. Often, any information that has emotional significance will be retained; in fact, there are times when there is a develop perseverance goal in retaining memories despite challenges to forget. In language learning, it is the age of the person that matters in determining fluency, although learning related languages is easier. For music and geometry on the other hand, there have been instances when the individual's natural talent for language, music and math have defied the statistics by learning later but achieving success. Later, determination will go a long way to making up for any age-related disadvantage.

Health is also an important factor in brain efficiency. A healthy individual with strong character and determination is able to maintain the needed levels of nutrients and stimulation to help in learning. It is therefore important for memory formation to keep to a healthy lifestyle, including diet, physical activity and little or no bad habits such as smoking.
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
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