We all use our memories all the while, some more than others. If you are a magician or even a student reading this then you probably need to remember an immense amount of nformation; but most people need to remember shopping lists.
But just maybe you are more interested in winning the local pubquiz, or beating the pub quiz machine into submission so that it makes some serious payouts - or perhaps you want to be the next winner of ‘who wants to be a millionaire?’
Or amaze people with your superhuman abilities.
Then again, you might have recently taken part in a national memory ‘battle of the sexes’ game on TV and realised that you weren’t quite as sharp as you were.
Not only that, but it has been shown that for those who are elderly, daily mind gymnastics which include the sortt of thing memory requires, keep senility and Alzheimer syndrome at bay.
Whatever your reasons, learning to learn is fun, productive and anyone can do it!
About the author:
I have been using memory techniques personally now for the last 15 years. I have taken the greatest pleasure in being able to train those with dyslexia - who are often left out of the educational system - and show then that they are not drop outs. Their minds simply work differently and because of that they do in fact have very powerful memories. I have watched such people fly once I have taught them even the most basic of the systems.
I still enjoy it though when I teach someone who claims to have a poor memory a basic system, because it is the look on their face when they realise that with no effort their brain has done something they never thought that it could do.
For me, the adventure started when I knew I was going to college to train as a youthworker - I wanted to know how to remember stuff as I had never been very good at it. I learned the basic system in around half an hour and then moved on in a day to the letter shape system.