How Your Brain Works: The Power of Patterns: A Memory Challenge

In order to illustrate the amazing power of patterns, let’s try a fun little memory challenge in four parts…

Part 1. Give yourself about 30 seconds to memorize the following letter/symbol pairs…

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When you are done, scroll down to Part 2…

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Part 2. Count backwards from 42 to 0 by 3s: 42… 39… 36… 33… 30… 27… 24… 21… 18… 15… 12… 9… 6… 3… 0… After you count down to zero, scroll down to Part 3…

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Part 3. Test Your Memory: What shapes correspond to each of the following letters?

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When you are finished or can’t stand it anymore, scroll down to Part 4…

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No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to forget the effortless connection you just made. In fact, it is highly likely that you will “remember” this connection a week, a year, or twenty years from now! Got it? Good! Now let’s return to: The Power of Patterns


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About Frank J Peter

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One Response to How Your Brain Works: The Power of Patterns: A Memory Challenge

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