What do you think when you hear “curry”? Is it a soft pasty curry cooked with meat and vegetables, or a thinner but rich curry soup?
Do you cook curry at home with your family or with friends in a famous Curry Shop?
Like this, the memory of “curry” is made up of all kinds of memories. In addition, these memories will become clues to each other when they think of each other.
Takahashi Yayan is a professor in the Department of modern education of Shengxin women’s University in Japan who studies memory. She once said that to improve memory, it is important to prepare multiple memory clues.
Needless to say, the five sense information, which is led by vision, can be used as a clue to recall.
Touch your feelings and improve your memory
Just as familiar meals remind people of “the taste of home”, smell is also an important clue to memory. In psychology, the phenomenon of opening memory by smell is called “Proust effect”.
Studies have shown that memory improves when curiosity is high, heart rate is high, or the amygdala, the brain’s emotional nucleus, is activated. And the stimulation of smell is transmitted through the amygdala, so the smell also has the effect of opening memory.
In addition, while listening to favorite music while happily learning, but also related to active amygdala. As long as it doesn’t disturb the attention, learning with one mind and two uses is not a bad learning habit.
Learning methods of creating clues
Take English learning as an example. It’s not enough to just read words or read reference books silently. It’s better to read aloud. In addition, practicing example sentences through dialogue with other people is also of great significance in creating memory clues, which is a very effective learning method.
Although it is very important to read textbooks and reference books and understand their contents, it is more effective to consciously increase memory clues on this basis.
Memorize by phonation
Phonation is very important when reciting English words. The oral movement and breath can be used as memory clues.
In addition to phonation, the actual dialogue with others, the dialogue content and surrounding conditions and memory together, will also become the clue of memorizing words.
Remember with smell
Some places have a special smell, when you smell a similar smell, it will open the memory of this place. For example, when you study, you use a special smell of eraser. When you smell the smell of eraser during the exam, you may recall what you have learned.
Memory by hearing
Sometimes we feel that if we listen to what we can’t remember in textbooks, we will remember it. Although the effect varies from person to person. But in English learning, pronunciation and tone will also become memory clues.
Have you learned the above ways to enhance memory? If there is a better way, welcome to the comments area to share!