Methods Of Memory In Memory

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The human mind is a complex element of our cognitive abilities, and memories can be either verbal or non-verbal. There are many techniques for retaining information. These include organization of information through meaning, where associations between new information is received and linked with information already stored in the long term memory or by linking information to visual images, and organizing through similarities, where similar concepts or objects are grouped together based on certain characteristics. Another often employed tool in memory retention is mnemonic device where in the use of acronyms is common, especially in branding, where a sequence of words is easily recalled based on the first letter of each word in the list being used to form a single, new word. Memory is the process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved, while retention is the continued possession, use, or control of something. Memory is an internal and unobservable process. The most widely used method of testing memory retention is the method of recall. It is a passive, but direct method of measuring retention. Reproduction of learnt materials after a time span is recall. It is actually repetition of material (Ebbinghaus, 1908).…show more content…
Research has shown that students who study regularly remember the material far better than those who do all of their studying in one marathon session. Many people benefit greatly from visualizing the information they study. Pay attention to the photographs, charts, and other graphics in your textbooks. If you do not have visual cues to help, try creating your own. Draw charts or figures in the margins of your notes or use highlighters or pens in different colors to group related ideas in your written study
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