6 Science-Based Hacks to Improve Your Memory
If you met me in real life, you’d know that I have an awful short-term memory. Since I practically never know where I’ve stashed important items (I swear my keys have invisible legs) and am constantly forgetting the names of people I just met, I’ve taken to keeping a planner on me at all times so I can quickly jot down all the things that I’m bound to forget. But while the planner trick is a helpful short-term fix, I’m always on the hunt for ways to help train my brain to avoid future embarrassment. If you’re like me and need a little help curbing forgetfulness, here are six science-backed hacks that can help improve your memory today.
According to a newfrom the University of Waterloo, you’re more likely to remember something if you read it aloud. The study tested and compared four methods for learning written information — reading silently, hearing someone else read, listening to a recording of oneself reading, and reading aloud in real time. Testing these methods on 95 participants, the results showed that reading aloud in real time helped the participants remember the most information.
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