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…
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With advanced age comes numerous health concerns, but it is memory loss that evokes the most fear. A 2012 survey conducted by the AARP found that staying mentally sharp was the top concern of 64% of the 135,000 members who participated, while a 2017 study by the Alzheimer’s Association found that more people fear being…
One of the most remarkable things about the human brain is the fact that it does not lose the information that it has stored – once a memory is in place, it remains. That does not, however, mean that it is easily retrieved. When you can’t remember something, it is usually a matter of the…
We are flooded with new information on a constant basis — all of the sights, sounds, and smells and sensory inputs that we find in our environment. The information that we receive through our senses is just a part of what our brains take in, and it would be easy to get overwhelmed and forget…
Can music help Alzheimer’s patients remember better? That’s what researchers are trying to find out. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia. Essentially, certain nerve cells in the brain die, making it difficult for the individual to transmit brain signals clearly. This causes problems with memory loss, judgment, disorientation, and thinking.…
When it comes to grocery shopping, we’ve all been faced with a situation where we can’t write down our list and have to rely on our memory during our shopping trip. But when faced with a list of unrelated, uncommon items, it’s easy to leave the grocery store forgetting a few items—especially when the list…
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