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Learn how to access the world’s greatest supercomputer—your mind!—with the tips, techniques, tests, and 50+ training exercises in Maximize Your Memory.
With an emphasis on how to learn and exercises to strengthen your mind as you age, Maximize Your Memory expands your memories into powerful tools that will improve and revolutionize your everyday life and help you conquer personal challenges. Through creative imagery, storytelling, and frameworks to map out things you wish to memorize, you can learn how to log complex, multi-pronged reliable memory.
Learn the basics of memory along with quick tips and tricks before moving into more specialized recall techniques, such as the memory castle developed in ancient times; how to memorize names, people, and places; and how to incorporate memory exercises into your life. Also included are tests for your memory skills with imaginative games and practical exercises featured within each chapter. Memory-training exercises make remembering fun, easy, and creative.
Most people want to learn better and faster, retain more information, and be able to apply that knowledge at the right time. But the reality is that we forget a lot of what we learn. In fact, research shows that within just one hour, if nothing is done with new information, most people will have forgotten about 50% of what they learned. After 24 hours, this amount increases to 70%, and if a week passes without that information being used, up to 90% of it could be lost. To improve knowledge acquisition and retention, new information must be consolidated and securely stored in long-term memory.
Here are just a few ways that your relationship to your memory can be improved:
Use the power of your imagination to remember systematically
Create mental “file cards” for storing information
Learn dates and times, names and faces, foreign languages, directions, presentations, shopping lists, and more
Become a winner at bridge and other card games
Understand how your memory changes over time
Make yourself more memorable in social situations
Get ready to increase your memory beyond your wildest dreams.
The Puzzlecraft series from Wellfleet Press tackles some of the greatest conundrums of our time. Learn how to navigate the world’s trickiest mazes, solve the most complex crosswords, and finally get the answer to “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Follow literature’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he guides you through hundreds of challenging cross-fitness brain exercises inspired by his most popular cases and adventures. You can also train your memory to perform better and learn the meanings behind your own personality traits or the traits of others. These handy and portable paperbacks are sized perfectly to travel, whether on vacation or just for your daily commute. The intricately designed covers and bold colors will capture your attention as much as the engaging content inside.
Other titles in the series include: The Curious History of Mazes; The Curious History of the Crossword; The Curious History of the Riddle; Escape from Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Code Breakers; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Math & Logic Games; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Visual Puzzles; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Lateral Brain Teasers; Solving Sherlock Homes; Solving Sherlock Holmes Volume II; and The Book of Personality Tests.
From the Publisher
Your memory is phenomenal. Every second of every day it performs miracles.
Every part of your life relies on memory. Whether you’re walking, studying, relaxing, talking, playing—or simply breathing—some kind of memory process is always at work. Memory allows you to move, communicate, learn, compete, and stay alive. The billions of cells in your brain are continuously firing and connecting, accessing memories of words, faces, poems, recipes, stories, skills, dates, feelings; storing facts, jokes, movies, books, conversations, ideas; and filing and refiling, sorting and sifting through immeasurable stores of information.
It’s been estimated that the human brain has enough storage to hold the entire Internet. It processes information more effectively than the most powerful supercomputer. It’s capable of performing many different tasks simultaneously, and it can manage a billion calculations every second.
Do you feel that your mind is slowing down, embarrassing you, or holding you back? This book will change all that. It will increase your confidence in your memory so that you can put it to work in every area of your life. You’ll learn how to harness the miraculous power of your mind, as well as how to apply it in the most practical ways.
The key to improving your memory is imagination. Memory relies on images and patterns, and you can learn to use your imagination to make anything memorable. If you doubt the power of your imagination, just consider what happens when you fall asleep and dream the night away.
DELIVERING A SPEECH FROM MEMORY
There are just five steps to follow to prepare and deliver a speech from memory.
Decide what you want to say. Jot down some general points, then add more detail. Play around with the structure until it’s clear and organized.
Pick out the key points. Highlight the main areas of your presentation. Divide it into chapters or sections like a book.
Design picture clues. You need to choose an image to represent each area of your talk. In a book, how might each point be illustrated? Make each image as memorable as possible.
Decorate your memory framework. It is particularly important to choose one you’re comfortable with, as you will visualize it automatically when you’re speaking from memory, moving instinctively from one area to the next as you progress. Once you’ve decided on the framework, fix a key image into each of the areas. You’re dedicating each area to a particular subject within your talk.
Add more detail. Once you’ve got the basic framework of images in place, you can add extra picture clues. Some areas will need no more than the key images, but others will require lots of additional picture clues to remind you of numbers, names, facts, and dates.
THE WAY AHEAD Once you know how to remember, you simply have to start doing it.
AT THE START OF EVERY DAY…
Spend a few moments remembering your dreams (see page 135). Relax your mind, focus on the images and events that you can recall, and consider whether you can learn anything from them for the coming day. Fix any particularly meaningful or useful images into a familiar memory framework.
Use your trained imagination to visualize the day ahead. Remind yourself of the key challenges you face, and picture yourself meeting them successfully. Highlight any fears or worries, and work on altering your mental pictures to boost positive emotions.
Check your mental storehouse for important tasks (see pages 146–147).
Create picture reminders for any tasks or facts you might easily forget (see page 147).
IN THE COURSE OF THE DAY…
Regularly consult your mental storehouse to complete all the necessary tasks.
Make the most of your powers of recall to remember the following:
Names and faces (see page 80).
PIN codes, telephone numbers and dates (see pages 70–73).
New skills and techniques (see pages 74-75).
Directions (see pages 92–95).
AT THE END OF THE DAY…
Decide what new information you need to know for the future, particularly names and faces, and create extra memory triggers to keep the memories strong.
Focus on tasks to complete the following day, and create new images to add to your mental storehouse.
Spend a few moments preparing for coming challenges, mentally rehearsing your approach and establishing the best frame of mind.
Use your controlled imagination to completely relax your mind, and prepare for creative, inspirational, memorable dreams.
Publisher : Wellfleet Press (August 25, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 160 pages
ISBN-10 : 1577152298
ISBN-13 : 978-1577152293
Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.65 x 9.7 inches