Summary of “11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory”

Whether you want to be a Jeopardy! champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your mind from a sieve into a steel trap.1.
Studies have shown that 8 seconds is the minimum amount of time it takes for a piece of information to go from your short-term memory to your long-term memory.
A different study found that women who kept fit over six months significantly improved both their verbal and spatial memory.
Studies have found that the processes your brain goes through while you’re asleep actually help you remember information better the next day.
Large, bold fonts may actually hurt your ability to remember, as studies found that when asked to memorize a list of words, people predicted they would recall bold words easier than non-bold words, and therefore studied them less, leading to the opposite result.
Studies have found that people do better on both visual and audio memory tasks if they are chewing gum while they do them.
One of the weirdest and most effective ways to remember something is to associate it with a visual image.
In studies, people who were given a doodling task while listening to a boring phone message ended up remembering 29 percent more of what was on the tape than people who just sat still and listened.

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