How Your Brain Works: “Memorization”


The main reason why most of us “forget” something is that we never really learned it in the first place…

“Memorization” is in quotes because the goal of studying is not to memorize a piece of music like you memorize a sequence of random numbers.

The real goal is to understand a piece by using all four musical intelligences: ear, intellect, eye, and muscle.

And so the goal is not to “memorize” a piece, but to study it. This is the only enduring solution to all “memory” problems.

The Takeaway: The cure for a “memory problem” is not to practice “memorizing”, but to study-practice more effectively. In other words, if you want to remember something, make it memorable!

learn more… How Your Brain Works: Interference

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