MEMORY BOOSTER WORKBOOK


MEMORY BOOSTER WORKBOOK

DR HUW WILLIAMS & DR JO IDDON    Book Number: 88227    Product format: Paperback

Do you have lousy short term memory? Memory only has a limited capacity, with about seven spaces or 'slots'. You could probably remember the names of seven people, but once there were more names you would start to forget. For example if you look up or are told a phone number, you will need to repeat it to yourself in order to remember it long enough to dial it. This technique is known as rehearsal. After a few moments, the phone number will be replaced in your consciousness by new information coming in. People are often puzzled by the tricks their memory plays on them such as forgetting vital things at crucial moments, inability to find that word or remembering things at awkward times. For example, you just can't remember your PIN. Long-term memory works by storing pieces of meaningful information together, with links to related areas. So what affects retrieval? Some kinds of memories remain more stable than others. Recognition memory may be quite reliable, but recalling memory may not. If you look at an old school photograph, you may recognise some faces, but have difficulty with names. If told a first name however you might remember the second name. Would you recognise your dentist if you saw him in the supermarket? Memory blocks exist in the mind for various reasons, due to trauma, stress, depression or medication. Memory changes with age and memories from early childhood are rare. Use it or lose it. Best of all are the quizzes and self-assessments in this big beautifully laid out paperback to assess your memory for numbers, spatial memory, remembering stories, visual, episodic and semantic memory. Give yourself a personal profile, and a pat on the back, relax and enjoy building your own personal memory profile and finding a memory-boosting strategy that works for you. Lots of general knowledge questions, motivation goals and retrieval strategies using straightforward language and scientifically tested methods. 144pp, large softback, colour illus.
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