Make the most of your memory to get the most out of life. Memory is the foundation of our basic quality of life.
When you look forward to something with pleasure, such as a beach vacation, it could be because you have fond memories of similar occasions in the past.
– Train your memory to perform quickly and efficiently to unlock its true potential.
– Make positive memories for babies by providing a rich and stimulating environment.
Memory is essential for language development. Infants learn through imitation and practice, storing words in their memory long before they begin to speak.
It is unknown when memory begins, but babies are known to recognize voices they heard while in the womb and are said to recognize pieces of music that were played repeatedly before they were born. Babies begin to recognize the people who spend the most time with them and their surroundings in their first months. They begin to develop language skills at the age of one, and while much of this learning is through repetition, toddlers quickly learn to create their own words or change existing ones. For example, he or she may say “breaked” rather than “broken,” following a rule learned subconsciously.
Memory function does not deteriorate with age. A healthy 70-year-old and a healthy 20-year-old have the same blood flow to and oxygen consumption in the brain, two factors that determine its performance. Their memories are equally good. The only difference in overall performance is the rate of learning. When given new information to learn, the older person takes longer to absorb it than the younger person.
Many people attribute their declining memory performance as they age to the loss of brain cells. While we do lose brain cells as we age, it does not happen at the rate that most people believe. In fact, a 70-year-old person has approximately 97 percent of the brain cells that he or she had at the age of 25.
– Memory can function just as well as, if not better than, in youth.
– Stress, exhaustion, or psychological trauma can all temporarily impair memory.
– Because the tests examine areas that can be developed by memory skills, improving memory can raise an individual’s IQ.
The first IQ (intelligence quotient) tests were developed in the nineteenth century. They assess your performance in specific mental abilities, and the results are used to predict how you will perform in unmeasured areas. The tests have sparked much debate about whether IQ is determined by genetics or by environment. However, it has been demonstrated that education and environment can have an impact on your score. Memory-training techniques will undoubtedly boost your IQ, for example, by expanding your vocabulary. Another way to improve your score is to practice taking the test: each time you take an IQ test, you learn from the questions asked, and your memory accumulates a bank of experience that it can draw on in the future.