Improve Your Memory Diploma Course
This comprehensive online course will teach you everything that you need to know about 'How to Improve Your Memory'
The human mind is a mystery box. The more one tries to understand it, the more secrets one unlocks. In order to understand how one can improve one’s memory, it is important to understand how the human brain registers, stores and retrieves information. Think of something as simple as a memory. What is a memory? A memory is a recollection of an event that happened in the life of a person. A memory is not just a recollection of what the event was but of many other details of that event including what emotion, that event was associated with.
At this point we think that an event can be happy, sad, tragic, unexpected amongst many other adjectives. The narrative of the event is affected many perception and perception in turn is affected not only by what one sees or hears but also details one picks up in the aftermath of an event. Think of your birthday last year- how did you celebrate it? Were you amongst family, friends or both? Are you able to recall who all attended your birthday celebration? Did you plan it or was it a surprise? What did you eat on your birthday? What was the flavour of the cake? What presents did you get? What was your most favourite and least favourite present?
Seemingly, these questions are easy to answer and some of them are objective whilst others are subjective. You may remember some of the details especially if your birthday was a memorable one. If it was a happy memory then you will remember it differently from how a friend of yours may recall it. This is due to perception and the contamination of the memory for both your friend and yourself. It is these amongst many other things that are important in order to form a beginners understanding of the human brain. In order to control how your brain works to improve your memory it is important to understand the process by which a memory is formed, how it remains factual and how its accuracy may fade over time.
A memory, in psychology, is a process by which information is encoded, stored and retrieved. Encoding is the process by which information is received, combined and processed. Storage creates a permanent record of the said information whereas the retrieval is the recollection of the information stored, often in response to another activity. Memory is the basis for learning.
Memory can be divided into sensory memory, short-term memory and long-term memory. Sensory memory is the ability to look at an object or item and be able to recall it. The power to retain what the object looked like by just observing it for a split second is an example of sensory memory. Sensory memory is an automatic response borne out of cognitive control. There are three further types of sensory memories: Iconic memory stores an image for a brief amount of time; echoic memory briefly stores sounds and haptic memory stores memory based on touch stimuli.
Short-Term Memory: This is also known as a working memory. It allows recollection for a very short period of time varying from a few seconds for up to a minute. It has limited capacity.
Long-Term Memory: The capacity of long-term memory is colossal. It can store memories or information of a much larger capacity for a much longer duration that can be a whole lifespan in some cases.
The chapters in this course are given in an order, which can help you understand the subsequent chapters better. Each chapter has a summary and assessment questions to help test your understanding. Recalling information through assessment questions immediately after you have read it can help you remember the information for a much longer period of time.
Chapter 1 looks at the many mysteries of the human brain. The chapter introduces the reader to the basics of how a memory is formed and what factors go into the formation of a memory. It also looks at the psychological aspects of memories and how they can shape personalities of individuals. It then moves on to discuss the various types of memories and how they form and differ. The next section of this chapter looks at the concept of false memories. The human brain has the power to contaminate a memory depending on various factors, all of which are looked at in this chapter. It also discusses what part of the brain controls managerial functions that in turn rationalize decisions made.
Chapter 2 looks at various memory principles such as repetition, exaggeration, chunking and factors such as association, imagination and location. It also looks at two very important factors, which can help improve your memory: visualization and meditation.
Chapter 3 then moves onto discuss what memory techniques and systems are in place to help improve your memory. This can be through the aid of mnemonic devices or by something as simple as tacking notes. Techniques for both these suggestions are given. The human brain is especially prone to remembering a good story or song lyrics and often we will remember lyrics to songs we do not like. This chapter also explores the reasons for this and why we tend to remember lyrics and stories. It proposes the age-old technique of memory palaces and method of loci and how we can utilize them in improving our memory and retaining information.
Chapters 4 and 5 look at the numeric peg system and situational methodology as techniques to remembering names, places, presentations, formulas, important dates, daily tasks, scripts, speeches and words from foreign languages.
The last chapter concentrates on how such methods can be shared and passed onto others be it your students, siblings or children. These memorization methods are tried, tested and endorsed by research. We hope this course helps you improve your memory whilst understanding the complex workings of the human brain.
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This course will take you up to 150 hours to complete. There is no time limit for completing the course it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This course is fully certified via the IANLPC. Up on completion of the course assessment you will receive your Improve Your Memory Diploma certificates from the IANLPC and the Centre of Excellence.
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