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Memory's natural rhythm

Memory's natural rhythm

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Published by: maj on Sep 28, 2009
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Memory , the brain and it's naturallearning rhythms.
Understand your brains natural memory rhythms and take advantage of them to improve your memory, memorization skills and enhance yourlearning capabilities.
You can utilize the mind's natural processesfor learning information. Your memory andmemorization skills
(comprehension + memory = learning)
will benefit from knowing how your brain bestabsorbs information
(builds new neural connections)
. If youwere to hear a list of 30 words and were thenasked to recall them. You would be able torecall some words from the beginning of thelist, some from the end but only a few fromthe middle of the list.These effects are known as primacy (wordsfrom the beginning of the list) and recency(words from the end of the list). Unless youwere applying a mnemonic technique, it ishighly unlikely that you would recall all of the words. You would however be able torecall words that were repeated or connectedin any way and any outstanding or unusualwords (for example the word "Rhinoceros"in a list of underwear is outstanding just asthe word "Underpants" sticks out in a list of large African Herbivores).How can you use this? If you were to studyfor hours and hours and hours without a break, you would find that the dip in recall between the primacy and recency effectswould be considerable. On the other hand, if 

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