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Association and Memory

Nov 12, 2007
The term association refers to the ability to group various ideas and associating various events to that piece of memory. While the transfer of particular events to the brain takes place, it is stored in reference with another event. Hence, when we come across some new event, we relate that with another event that is already in our minds. This process is known as association. Due to association process one can get more information about a particular thing. One can relate the things altogether and be ready for the consequences of that particular event.

When the thought and ideas are grouped together, on the occurrence of any event or thought, enormous related thoughts and memories come out of mind. If the person is having this ability on a larger scale that person is considered to possess an efficient and quick brain. On more extension the education can also be defined. Education is actually is way to grouping various idea and information so that one can associate that information with other information. This way association helps in enhancing the new ideas and information. Association helps in cultivating a well stored brain.

When the things in mind are well-associated, the person can use the information in memory effectively for future events. For example, a person reads about the dogs infected with rabies. He reads about the behavior and outlook of the infected dogs. While passing through a road he comes across a dog that is behaving oddly. Here, just by watching the behavior the person remembers the information about the infected dogs. He immediately gets away from the sight of the dog in order to avoid injury by the dog. This whole event explains the term association. The person associated the information in his memory to the live event and avoided the further accident. This way the association helps in day to day life.

Memory and its association

Only good memory cannot make a person brilliant. The proper association of many informative events to each other is most important. If the events that are recalled are not related to the current event, then the information in memory won't be helpful. The various informative events are like threads. These are entered into memory block without any relation with any other event. Once they are stored in the brain, various ideas and thoughts start to group together. The grouping is done on the basis of similarities between the events. This way the threads are tied together to form a knot. Whenever a new thought or idea enters the mind, one of the threads gets touched by that idea. And suddenly connection to all other threads of ideas is established. Due to this the relevant information comes in the front. In this manner the network of association works.

A person with a great associative power is able to establish this connection very quickly. Even though the amount of information stored in his memory is less, he can quickly think of related ideas. These ideas may not have a great relevance to the current event, but he is able to recall every single detail similar to that event. This kind of mind is considered as brilliant. Hence, association is very importance along with a good memory.
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Stephen C Campbell (Master NLP Practitioner) has published more information on Developing Memory and mastering your life at
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