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Boost Your Memory

Boost Your Memory

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Boost Your Memory

An unforgettable presentation that will help you not to forget…

Iqrash Awan
BT-08-06

Boost Your Memory
An unforgettable presentation that will help you not to forget…

The Memory Boosting Team
 Muhammad

Iqrash Awan

 Javaria

Niaz  Syeda Fatima Ali  Syeda Itrat Fatima  Nasir Riaz

BT-08-06 BT-08-20 BT-08-34 BT-08-50 BT-08-66

You can expect from us…
 Importance

Of Memory  Story of Jack And Jenny  Memory Basics  A Short Memory Test  Memory Boosting Tips  Memory Boosting Exercises  Memory Boosting for Studies  Conclusion

Importance of Good Memory
 Importance

of good memory cannot be overemphasized.  Memory is important for professional, social, as well as personal life.  Consider the story of Jack and Jenny.

The Story of Jack & Jenny

This is jack

The Story of Jack & Jenny

This is Jenny

The Story of Jack & Jenny
 Jack

has good memory.  He finds facts, figures, jokes, stories, names and faces easy to remember.  He never forgets appointments or things he is supposed to do.  He remembers people he meet and has a lot of friends.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
 Jenny

has a weak memory.  She constantly forgets things she is supposed to do.  She can never remember a joke even though she has heard hundreds.  She can‟t remember names and details of people she meet.  She doesn‟t have a lot of contacts.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
 At

school, college, and university, Jack sails through his examinations with flying colors.  He finds it easy to learn facts, figures, dates, formulas, etc.  He consistently gets high marks.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
 Jenny

struggles with her studies.  She spends hours-repeating information to herself over and over again.  She writes out her notes several times in the hope that the information will 'stick' in her memory.  After a lot of very hard, repetitive studying she manages to pass most of her exams.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
Jack & Jenny got job in the same organization.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
 Jack‟s

office is a model of efficiency.  He has facts at his fingertips, and can find any information he needs quickly and efficiently.  He knows everything about his staff.  He remembers appointments, dates, and where he has met people before.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
 Jenny's

office is in a state of constant chaos.  Her desk is covered with scraps of paper on which she has written notes to herself.  She is always messed up because she can‟t remember most of the things.

The Story of Jack & Jenny
So, who is more likely to get a promotion???

What we learnt???
 Having

good memory has positive impacts on life.  People with bad memory cannot live their lives to their full potential.

The Good News
 Everyone

memory.  And WE will show you how…

in the world can boost his/her

Nasir Riaz
BT-08-66

What is memory
 Psychologists

define memory as “an organism's ability to store, retain, and recall information and experiences.”

The process of memory
 Encoding:

Receiving, processing and combining of received information.  Storage: Creation of a permanent record of the encoded information.  Recall or Recollection: calling back the stored information in response to some cue for use in a process or activity

Encoding

Storage

Recollection

Forms of memory
 Visual

memory: It is linked to sight.  Auditory memory: It is linked to hearing.  Motor memory: It is linked to movements.  Gustative memory: It is linked to the sense of taste.  Olfactory memory: is linked to the sense of smell.

Diverse nature of memory
 Memory

person.  Some people have photographic memory others don‟t.  To demonstrate the memory difference I would like a volunteer.

varies from person to

Don‟t forget the words
 Extraction  Fruitless  Hailstone  Ethiopia

 Impersonate

Try to recall

Don‟t forget the words
 Fish  Fountain  Paint

 Animal
 computer

Try to recall

Javeria Niaz
BT-08-20

Memory Boosting Tips
 The

human brain has an astonishing ability to adapt and change — even into old age.  The brain‟s incredible ability to reshape itself holds true when it comes to learning and memory.  Memory Boosting is no magic and anyone can do it.

Memory Boosting Tip # 1
Don’t skimp on exercise or sleep  When you exercise the body, you exercise the brain.  Treating your body well can enhance your ability to process and recall information.  Having a good sleep can improve memory.  If you sleep well, your brain will be recharged.

Memory Boosting Tip # 2
Make time for friends and fun  Humans are highly social animals.  We‟re not meant to thrive, let alone thrive, in isolation.  Relationships stimulate our brains—in fact, interacting with others may be the best kind of brain exercise.  Laughter is good for your brain.

Memory Boosting Tip # 2
Make time for friends and fun

To add laughter to you life try following tips:
    

Laugh at yourself. When you hear laughter, move toward it. Spend time with fun, playful people. Surround yourself with reminders to lighten up. Pay attention to children and emulate them.

Memory Boosting Tip # 3
Keep stress in check  Stress is one of the brain‟s worst enemies.  Over time, if left unchecked, chronic stress destroys brain cells.  The region of the brain involved in the formation of new memories and the retrieval of old ones is badly affected by stress.

Memory Boosting Tip # 4
Bulk up on brain-boosting foods

 

Just as the body needs fuel, so does the brain. A diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and “healthy” fats will provide lots of health benefits Such a diet can also improve memory. But for brain health, it‟s not just what you eat—it‟s also what you don‟t eat.

Memory Boosting Tip # 4
Bulk up on brain-boosting foods  The following nutritional tips will help boost your brainpower and reduce your risk of dementia:
   

Get your omega-3s (Fish is a particularly rich source of omega-3). Limit saturated fats. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Choose complex carbohydrates (wholewheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal, and high-fiber cereal).

Memory Boosting Tip # 5
Know how to organize your life  Keep items that you frequently need, such as keys and eyeglasses, in the same place every time.  Use an electronic organizer or daily planner to keep track of appointments, due dates for bills, and other tasks.  Keep phone numbers and addresses in an address book or enter them into your computer or cell phone.

Memory Boosting Tip # 5
Know how to organize your life  Improved organization can help free up your powers of concentration so that you can remember less routine things.  Even if being organized doesn‟t improve your memory, you‟ll receive a lot of the same benefits (i.e. you won‟t have to search for your keys anymore).

Fatima Ali
BT-08-34

Memory Boosting
Give your brain a workout  The brain activity can be virtually anything, so long as it meets the following three criteria:
  

It is new It is challenging It is fun

Memory palace
 The

Memory Palace technique is based on the fact that we’re extremely good at remembering places we know.  A „Memory Palace‟ is a metaphor for any well-known place that you‟re able to easily visualize.  It can be the inside of your home, or smaybe the route you take every day to work or familiar place will be your guide to store and recall any kind of information.  Let‟s see how it works.

Video Demonstration

Memory Boosting Exercise
 Research

suggests that you can boost your memory by exercising it daily.  You can try flex your brain by trying to recall details you haven't thought of for years.  Make it a habit to give 10 min. daily to practice memory boosting exercise.  You can even do them during your free time.

Memory Boosting Exercise
 Example:
 

Some basic things that you can try to remember can be:
Think 10 words that start with „A‟ and then work your way through other alphabets. Try to remember a list of similar objects or people for 1 min. - for example British Prime Ministers, capital cities, famous scientists or types of fruit. It won‟t be long before you will feel an improvement in memory.

Other Memory Boosting Exercises
 Do

a crossword puzzle.  Play board games like chess, checkers, risk, and monopoly etc.  Play video games that help enhance memory (preferably on mobile phone).

Itrat Fatima
BT-08-50

Memory boost for studies
Focus your attention on the materials you are studying
 

Attention is one of the major components of memory. For information to move from short-term memory into long-term memory, you need to actively attend to this information. Try to study in a place free of distractions such as television, music and other diversions.

Memory boost for studies
Avoid cramming by establishing regular study sessions
 Studying

materials over a number of session's gives you the time you need to process the information.  Research has shown that students who study regularly remember the material far better than those who try to do it in one session or mostly one night ;)

Memory boost for studies
Structure and organize the information you are studying
 Try

grouping similar concepts and terms together  Make an outline of your notes and textbook readings to help group related concepts.

Memory boost for studies
Visualize concepts to improve memory and recall
 Pay

attention to the photographs, charts and other graphics in your textbooks.  If you do not have visual cues to help, try creating your own.  Draw charts or figures in the margins of your notes or use highlighters or pens in different colors to group related ideas in your written study materials.

Memory boost for studies
Utilize mnemonic devices to remember information.  Mnemonic devices are a technique often used by students to aid in recall.  A mnemonic is simply a way to remember information.  You might associate a term you need to remember with a common item that you are very familiar with.  The best mnemonics are those that utilize positive imagery, humor or novelty.

Memory boost for studies
Teach new concepts to another person

Research suggests that reading materials out loud significantly improves memory of the material. Psychologists have also discovered that having students actually teach new concepts to others enhances understanding and recall. You can use this approach in your own studies by teaching new concepts and information to a friend or study partner.

Conclusion
A

good memory is essential for everyone.  It is never too late or too early to improve on your memory.  Correcting some basic habits can ensure you a good memory.

Thank you for your time
We hope that our efforts will make you remember more, questions and queries are welcomed…

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