In terms of academics, it's said that naps help you maintain bits of information while you study. Thus if you spend an hour reviewing some material, you should take a 90 minute nap to let things soak into your brain.
Repeating things multiple times also helps you reference them with greater ease. I believe it takes using a word 8 times to get it into your vocabulary, but don't quote me on that.
Furthermore, you can remember things a lot easier if you take them on in small dosages. If you have 100 dates to remember for a history class, learn 10-15 a day and keep looking over the old ones throughout the week. That way you don't have to continuously think about a large idea. If you think about it, people do that with phone numbers. 1-800-436-2932 may be remembered as one-eight hundred-four three six-twenty nine, thirty two. You just have to break down everything else like that :)
If you want to remember things for exams/tests etc, when I was at school they taught us these memory techniques. With all of the things you need to remember, you make a story and tell the story to a few people to get it in your head. It's easier to remember a sequence of events, rather than 20 random objects/words.
It's proven that people who read and play puzzle type games like tetris have better memory skills and are less likely to develop alzheimer's...also fish oil is supposed to help with memory and nicotine activates memory receptors in the brain but i wouldn't suggest you start smoking to have better memory :)
I don't know if it's true or not, but i was told a long time ago that if you read something, then write it, and then speak it then ur brain will always retain it. Whether or not you can find it in there is the question. I would imagine repeting all three steps a few times would help with that.
yeah haha i realized that the second after i posted that, but there was no delete button so i was trapped haha. I thought it was the person who posted this question for some reason. Silly me i need to go use that site, my brain needs a jolt haha.
Read more. Its like super-important. Do hard things.
Even then, its not easy. I program for a living, and I forget nearly every small thing, but never the big picture.
Oh. Play chess or checkers.
ya know, in a sick kinda way, i guess i am. Thanks for noticing and pointin that out. LOL. I feel like a rodeo clown. Sure ur coming after ME now, but at least i saved those poor 'fat' girls' lives.
haha your poor old 16 year old brain? ;p it's a fun site though and it really does kick your brain into gear :)
I used to play around on the site Lumosity.com it really wakes up your brain :)
Thanks. I'll check it out. My poor old brain ALWAYS needs some waking up.
Hey I may be old but I assure you I'm very immature for my age
Lol, you do realize tjntaco is 45, right....? :-P
oops got that backwards hahaha
You sound oh so proud :)