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People always have always tried to find ways allowing memorizing such
kind of information. For this purpose number of mnemotechnic methods was
designed from simple limericks to complicated methods. The article
acquaints the reader with efficient ways of improving their memory.

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Our memory is quite an unreliable storehouse of the data, its contents
may change affected by new information. Some of the events linger in our
memory for a long time, others fade very fast. On the other hand if we
have remembered everything, then finally our brains would fail to discern
primary from the secondary and its activity would be completely
paralyzed. That is why our memory is not only the ability to remember but
also to forget. Scientists distinguish three types of memory:
spontaneous, short term and long term. Spontaneous memory (direct memory)
keeps the information for about 1/4 seconds, and if its signals do not
attract highest parts of the brains the information is erased and direct
memory is filled with new signals. Short term memory lasts for 20
seconds. If the data is not introduced once again, it vanishes with no
noticeable trace. The research showed that short term memory considerably
improves at the age of 5 – 11. Then up to 30 it remains on the same
level. Later from 30 to 70 it can either progress or degenerate. Strong
emotions also influence the memory characteristics. Sometimes we memorize
some events because of their emotional significance to us, even if they
don’t occur any more.

We always remember those things we want to learn than those which are of
no interest to us. The more material is connected with other factors in
various contexts and from the different points of view the better we
memorize it. There are no tricks as for developing a sound memory. The
best way to improve it is to learn how to arrange the information
efficiently at the moment of memorization. Sometimes you can’t recollect
some lists of words or figures, detailed content of the research essay
you wrote a week ago. People have always tried to find ways to memorize
as much information as possible. For this purpose a number of
mnemotechnic methods was designed from simple limericks to complicated
methods. It will be easy for you to remember a phone number or a bank
account if you group the figures in larger blocks. The same refers to
the list of essential purchases. If you go shopping not to forget
anything divide the items you want to buy into fruit, vegetables, meat
or food necessary for breakfast, dinner or supper. Rhyme and rhythm
method is the basis of the rhymes. Advertising also extensively takes
advantage it for a better consolidation of an advertising image in a
people’s consciousness:”Don't be afraid. Ask for Raid”. “You'll wonder
where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Colgate." “Our
custom research papers are the best, we differs from the rest”. Acronym
method is also very wide spread. It consists in making abbreviated forms
from the first letters of the words ( NATO, USA). Chain method is more
complicated. Your aim is to associate the elements of some list with the
help of mental images that reflect the connections imagined for each pair
of links. So, you have to memorize a shopping list: coffee, butter, ham,
eggs, chicken and cabbage. What image occurs to you first? Let it be a
chicken pecking coffee grains, this chicken hatches out of the egg. The
egg is in the cabbage and the leaves of the cabbage are bread, butter and
ham sandwiches. Keeping this complicated surreal image you can fearlessly
start off to the shop - you are sure to remember everything you wanted to

Ancient Roman and Greek public speakers used special mnemotechnic
methods. They recollected all the objects located on the way they walked
along daily. Then they “tied” either a thesis or an argument of their
speech to each of these objects. Pair association method uses both rhymes
and mental images. You should find rhymes for 10 (20) figures and some
words: four – door, five – knife, eight – plate. This method is widely
applied in the foreign language teaching for memorizing new words. You
can also try to “tie “the impersonal figures to some significant date for
you. If you have to learn a poem by heart, do it to music. In case all
the efforts for creating such mnemotechnic schemes will seem too
excessive in comparison with the results you get, mind the game is still
worth the candle. Requiring constant mobilization of your imagination, it
will develop your creative capabilities.

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