When it comes to improving physical performance, we humans generally have two options: we can engage in specific exercises chosen for their ability to strengthen our muscles, increase our speed, and facilitate oxygen uptake, or we might turn to some kind of performance-enhancing supplement. Those methods have proven effective for just about every organ and…
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When some people say they have a bad memory, they’re referring to their ability – or inability – to remember a specific event that happened in their life. This is called episodic memory. By contrast, when people are trying to commit a series of facts to memory, as they often do when they are studying…
The question of whether repressed memories actually exist has sparked tremendous controversy in the mental health community over the last thirty years. Described as memories that the mind has blocked as a protective measure against awareness of trauma, repressed memories came to the forefront of many notorious legal battles involving allegations of child sexual abuse…
Rote learning is a memory method that involves repeating information over and over again. Also known as drilling, or more officially as distributed practice, it has been used in classrooms around the world to teach young children basics such as the alphabet and multiplication tables. Older learners use rote to encode a range of facts…
Losing sleep can have the same effects on you as alcohol. It probably won’t lower your inhibitions or make you more sociable, but going 48 hours without sleep will impair your “cognitive abilities to the same degree as having a blood alcohol concentration of 0.1%, above the legal limit for driving in every state.” Source:…
There has recently been an influx of discussion and questions about eidetic memory within the world of psychology. According to the Encyclopedia of Psychology, eidetic memory is “abundant and unusually vivid visual recall.” This has led to people linking eidetic memory to photographic memory, a phenomenon that scientists have said is an entirely different ability…
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