How to improve our memory

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In chapter 7, Memory, we learned 'The three process of memory'. This chapter gave us some tips or methods that how to memorize new information, such as by using pegword method, method of loci, and keyword method. Those three methods are part of mnemonics, which is that helping us remembers information by using a visual image, or a word.
Besides of those kind methods as the book mentioned, I researched other tips or methods that how to improve our memory. I especially searched what kind of foods can help to improve it. In the website said that fruits and vegetables improve memory because those foods contained antioxidants, which protect our brain cells from damage, and it mentioned about 'Omega-3s', which is fatty acids and has beneficial for brain health. There are plenty of omega-3s in fish, such as salmon, tuna, halibut, trout, and herring, and also non fish sources, such as walnuts, flaxseed oil, and soybeans. The most interesting food that I searched was drinking alcohol. I have known that drinking alcohol might kill our brain cells. However, it said that drinking alcohol in 'moderation' (around 1 glass a day for women; 2 for men) would improve memory and cognition, especially drinking red wine.
I wonder that would it is better if we study for test after drink a glass or two glasses of red wine?


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Yes, plenty of food purveyors are going to make the claim that their product improves memory, but the evidence is weak to non existant.

Its likely that this is a kind of placebo effect where we believe that these foods improve our memory and we use the confirmation bias to verify our belief.

If you are interested in what really makes memory superior you should check out a recent book about a journalist who covered the U.S. Memory Championship and actually learned to become a memory champ himself!


It is awesome that there are things in our every day life that we can do in order to improve our memory!

There are numerous things you can do to improve your memory and brain functions in general. Considering that our brain is our best asset people should really invest time and effort developing it.

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