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How Your Brain Works: Consolidation

Consolidation is the process by which short-term memories are transformed into long-term memories. Physiologically, this process is accomplished by rearranging and modifying the electro-chemical connections in your brain. Feeding this process requires focused attention on what you want to learn, repeated exposure, and time for your brain to change. Here some very important insights regarding consolidation:

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How Your Brain Works: Memory Aids

Ready for a crazy obvious statement? The best way to remember something is to make it memorable! To that end, it is not enough to merely think of something. You want to think about it. And two powerful ways to accomplish thinking about something are association and elaboration. Association Your ability to remember things is greatly enhanced if

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How Your Brain Works: “Memorization”

“Memorization” is in quotes because the goal of studying is not to memorize something like you memorize a sequence of random numbers. Instead, you want to know something intimately in multiple dimensions. Knowing transcends mere memorization; it is deeper and broader and all encompassing. Such intimacy with the music is achieved by getting its patterns and essence

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How Your Brain Works: Memory Fundamentals

Your brain’s memory system consists of four sub–systems: Sensory Register Long-Term Memory Working Memory Central Executive Before describing how they work together to create long-term memories, let’s discuss each subsystem in turn… Sensory Register The Sensory Register contains all the sensations that come from your environment through your five senses: vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch…

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