Strategies for Boosting Your Memory Retention

Consciousness blockage is a common reason for people to have difficulty holding onto and retrieving memories. The Theta brain state actually creates an environment where consciousness blockages are erased.

Before you study for your next exam, you might want to use a few strategies to boost your memory for retention of important information. Step one is to listen to your binaural beats and isochronics before and after your study sessions. Other strategies include:

  1. Utilize mnemonic devices to remember information. A mnemonic is simply a way to remember information. For example, you might associate a term you need to remember with a common item that you are very familiar with. The best mnemonics are those that utilize positive imagery, humor or novelty. You might come up with a rhyme, song or joke to help remember a specific piece of information. The most famous mnemonic device the world over is this classic: “In Fourteen-hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”. I am sure that you are aware of this popular favorite: “Thirty days has September, April, June, and November”.

2. Stay Sharp with Brain Games. Keeping your memory tuned up can be fun. Learn to get good at puzzles and memory games.

  1. Try Fish Oil. Do you have problems concentrating? An Omega-3 deficiency sometimes causes this problem, because modern diets often don’t provide enough of this nutrient.

  2. Get enough sleep. It’s amazing how poor sleep can hurt your memory. If you have trouble sleeping at night or simply are not getting enough hours of sleep, it could be causing your memory problems.

5. Try mindfulness meditation. Start with five minutes in the morning and five minutes before bed, every day.

  1. Eat healthier. Your brain needs the proper nutrients to allow you to focus, and your blood sugar needs to be properly regulated.

  2. Activate your Theta waves. One of the steps in the IMPACT memory technique developed in England is mental preparation. Our brains are not always in the best state of readiness for remembering new material, but it turns out you can easily change this simply by changing your breathing. When it’s time to study or remember something new, switch your breathing pattern to be slower and deeper. Deeper and slower breathing actually changes the way your brain works, by inducing the brain’s electrical pulses to switch to Theta waves.

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Source: BrainWaves // iPhone App

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