Category Archives: Memory

Write Down Your Thoughts to Become More Mindful and Consciously Aware

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Do you make shopping lists? Do you use your calendar for planning? Or do you otherwise tend to write down your thoughts? Good! Writing things down can help you become more mindful and consciously aware. Continue reading

Can People Hold 7±2 Objects in their Short-Term Memory or What?

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Is the magical number 7 so magical, after all?

Myth: People can hold 7±2 objects in their short-term memory.

Fact: English-speaking people can on average hold 7±2 unidimensional objects in their short-term memory. Continue reading

Study: Being in Love is Associated With Reduced Cognitive Control

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Love is blind, according to Shakespeare and a new study.

What does it mean to fall in love? Continue reading

Moderate Levels of Stress Enhance Learning, While High Levels of Stress Impair Learning

Stress does not always block learning.

A number of studies have examined how stress affects learning and memory, but the literature has shown mixed results.
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Why Should I Forgive? Forgiveness Helps You Forget and Move On

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Why should you forgive someone for being unfair? In fact, research shows that forgiveness can enhance psychological well-being, physiological health, and spiritual well-being Continue reading

Does Confidence in Your Memory Mean That You Are Correct?

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The accuracy of an eyewitness’ memory is open to question. 

Confidence in one’s memory is generally believed to be a sign of memory accuracy, but this is not always the case. Some studies have shown a high correlation between confidence and accuracy, while others have shown little to no correlation. Continue reading

Sleep is Important for Memory and Learning Potential, Study Shows

When we sleep, we undergo different stages of sleep. The deepest stage of sleep is REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. It has been called so because it can be recognized by rapid, random eye movements. This stage of sleep normally occurs in the early hours of the morning. This particular stage has been linked to dreaming, but it may serve basic functions as well. Continue reading

Mnemonic Devices: The Art of Improving Memory

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Do you forget things easily? Try these mnemonic devices.

The deeper we process information, the better we will remember it. It’s as simple as that. Luckily, there is a way to improve our memory, but it takes effortful and intentional processing. This means, if we want to improve our memory, we must practice. Continue reading