François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac; 15 September 1613 – 17 March 1680) was a noted French author of maxims and memoirs. It is said that his world-view was clear-eyed and urbane, and that he neither condemned human conduct nor sentimentally celebrated it. He was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. article, wikimedia photo article, wikimedia photo

He was once quoted as expressing, “Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?”

Hasn’t that happened to you before?

Sure it has. What?

We’ve already talked about this before? Don’t you remember? article, wikimedia photo article, wikimedia photo

If that is the case, it’s time to look at ways to improve our memory. We have two guest writers to help do just that.

Simple Ways To Improve Memory
by: Alexanes Leeny

Are you seeking ways to Improve Memory? The human mind is undoubtedly a wonderful tool but memory is a skill that can only be cultivated with some practice and a lot of patience. Anyone wanting to improve memory can learn memory sharpening skills and problem solving techniques with only a little effort.

No one actually has “bad” memory. The problem is that people unknowingly end up developing bad memory habits as early as infancy itself. Because of bad recall habits, people often face problems during examinations, interviews and other circumstances that require efficient memory.

Many people believe that they possess a poor capacity to remember facts, information and experiences in life. However, many ways and techniques, which can be applied at any age, aid in memory improvement. In fact, improving memory is just a method of modulating certain personal habits in order to practice skills that can help in strengthening recall power.

If you are also looking for ways you can improve your memory then the best way to start is by visiting the By visiting this website, you will be able to draw the maximum advantage of the free memory improvements articles, videos and resources. The website features interactive and skilled audio techniques that can help those suffering with problems of memory loss.

Who would not like to sharpen his/her cognitive function and improve their ability to retain information? Memory improvement techniques are endless and it is very important to effectively navigate through these techniques so that life becomes even easier thereby increasing brainpower.

All of us know that neither memory loss nor the ability to improve memory is dependent on age. Regardless of your age, you can successfully improve your memory. Below are a few ways that can help you to improve your memory.

Proper Diet and Sleep

It is very important to have a highly nutritious diet that is rich in minerals and vitamins. Following a proper diet and adequate sleep is also extremely important. Both these things help to optimize learning abilities and keep the body healthy. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables have been proven to improve brain activity.

Stay Organized

Staying organized helps in reducing stress and simplifying life. Staying clutter free will help you get rid of trivial matters. You will be able to channel your mental energy and focus on things that are more important. Staying organized will also increase your ability to retain more information.

Exercise Your Brain

In order to function at a high level, our brain needs adequate exercise. It is extremely important to keep the brain active and give it enough opportunities to grow. You can involve yourself in crossword puzzles, Sudoku and in playing strategy games such as chess or checkers.

Use Brain Foods

According to studies, certain food items help in improving memory. Some of these items are grapes, apples, blueberries, onions, whole-grain puffed rice, spinach, curry, orange juice, nuts, dark leafy vegetables, fish and caffeine.

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Very good tips. Looks attack this memorable subject from another vantage point, before we forget.

Developing A Photographic Memory In 3 Simple Steps
 by: Greg Frost

The funny thing is that all of us are capable of somewhat developing a photographic memory but let us set things straight from the get go. There is no such thing as a perfect memory because the human genome structure by itself is imperfect, and having a condition which allows us to remember absolutely everything is rather impossible because of both the way we remember things and the way our brains are built.

Cell death within the cortex and the neurons is quite unavoidable and this starts at an alarmingly young age, sometimes in the mid-twenties, depending on how we are build and what our D.N.A is like. When there is cell death around the neurons, the communicators in the brain, certain information flows will be affected and what we remember will definitely be compromised. Having a perfect memory is quite impossible also because of the sheer amount of information that is available in the world and also, how the brain remembers.

The brain remembers through something of an experiential and sensory mechanism, where the five (and some argue six) senses are associated with events and stored in the brain. It is like you remember a particular event and certain things about it because you saw or smelled something. It works in quite the same way as you would think, and the great thing about memory is that we actually travel back in time to remember things to the exact event in question.

This is why people are placed under hypnosis to remember things that their eyes and ears might have picked up, but they cannot form the neuron connections to remember them exactly. Now that we have understood the exact science behind this, we can then reverse engineer them and have a perfectly photographic memory. Then the three steps in question will be discussed now in some regard.

The first step is that we need to identify the sorts of things that we have the propensity to forget. Some of us forget data quite easily and some of us names. Some of us forget faces and some of us forget numbers pretty easily.

Once we figure that out, we are then able to formulate a list, which is the second step of this whole equation. We need to come out with a list of things that we forget and place them down.

The last step is called visualization and association, using the very technology of the brain and its memory patterns for our own use. In simply terms, what we do is that we create associations based on sound, smell and visualisation (pictures) to the things we forget the most and in some cases, we need to create some sort of a story to remember these things by. We then drill this into our head on a daily basis, by finding a quiet place and trying to remember using this technique.

If done right, what happens then is that our brain will be moulded to remember, with an almost photographic persuasion, and everything we need to remember will then be ingrained into the depths of our memory banks.

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