10 quick tricks for improving your memory:
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- Closing your eyes does improve recall of information. And trust your memory: double checking makes you trust your memory less and reduces how vivid your memories are.
- Bet on your ability to remember things. (This makes it fun too.)
- Pictures of car accidents! Looking at emotional photos after taking in information led to greater recall.
- Be curious. It helps you retain the things you learn. (If you read this blog, you probably have this one covered.)
- When trying to recall stuff, match the body position and emotional expression you had when you learned it.
- Say things out loud as you learn them. Yes, talking to yourself like a crazy person can improve your life.
- Still forgetful? Here are ten more tricks.
That ten more tricks link has this useful tip: "When struggling, try to reconstruct the context."