Learn the fundamentals of memory – why we remember and why we forget. In this course, you will learn:
Materials: Each video lesson includes a quiz to test your understanding and a helpful download with instructions for before, during, and after you watch the lesson.
Structure: The lectures are structured as a conversation between the expert and the student, where they freely interact and discuss important concepts. At the end of each lecture is a quiz. Users can repeat sections, or skip through once complete to revisit topics.
Why take this Course: The memorization process is poorly understood by many people, and many people struggle with the ability to truly understand, retain, and recollect information. Once you understand the science behind creating strong memories, you will be able to recreate that process again and again.
What are the Requirements?
Who is the Target Audience?
Anyone learning new languages, trades, skills, or just generally interested in improving their memorization and recollection skills.
In this video I describe how this Memory Course is different from other video courses.
I explain that as a learner I want Speed, Control and Structure and I wanted to create a course that allows the user to have all three.
The course is done in a form of a dialog, because people find podcasts and radio shows (with a host and a guest ) much easier to listen to than monologues.
I am really committed to your success and created a series of downloads where I ask you to answer questions before, during and after the video lecture.
Asking yourself questions before watching the lecture increases your involvement and ultimately increases your remembering of the lecture.
If you are looking for answers as you are watching the video, you tend to be more focused.
The best way to review the lecture, is answer questions after the video.
I also created a set of tests and flashcards for you to test your understanding of steps of memory and improve your retention of the material.
Here, we begin to talk about memory is general and that learning begins with the original information intake "imprint".
Memory is a retention of mental impressions.
Once you perceive information, memory traces are formed in the brain in response to sensory input.
Creating a good quality imprint is key in building string memories and allows you to remember things your see and hear later.
If you want to become a master of remembering people’s names, you need to consciously pay attention when you are introduced for the first time. You will not remember the name if you didn’t hear it properly.
Our brain is selfish and wants to think about itself all the time.
In order to remember mathematic formulas and math you need to have background knowledge first.
In this lecture we talk about the top 3 human passions. You need to go beyond those passions to increase your ability to remember and master different subjects.
Here we discuss the ability to focus and concentrate. We make a distinction between attention and mind.
You need to develop skills to control your attention.
Ability to Focus = IQ
You need to pay attention to details to get interested in things and ultimately remember them.
In order to remember everything you read, you need to first become interested in a book and decide to read it.
To do that, begin by closely examining its cover, look up the author, the publishing date, the publisher, table of contents, overview the chapters etc...
Memorization depends a lot on the quality of imprint. To improve your imprint in class or lecture hall you will need to improve your physicality.
The way you sit, the way you hold yourself influences your mood, attention and ultimately your ability to remember information.
You can improve your memory by preparing your brain before you go into a lecture, seminar, or reading a book.
You can prepare your brain by asking yourself, “What do you already know about the subject? What do
you want to know about the subject? What will you be able to do with the information?”
To become good at paying attention you need to practice it.
Try to do a quick exercise during your meals.
Find an object that you find plain or uninteresting and begin noticing details about it.
In order for you to remember information you need to understand it.
There is a difference between learning in class and learning on your own.
Memorizing a fact is different from memorizing a concept.
Before you can learn and remember anything, you need to verify how well you understand concepts.
The best way to do that is to try explaining them out loud in complete sentences.
Review is a major component of memory.
Here I present to you a perfect formula for remembering and not forgetting everything you read.
How to remember long lists of facts and concepts?
You must file it together along with relevant facts and concepts.
What can you do to improve your ability to recall information at a meeting or exam?
Practicing retrieval is essential for memory.
There are a few things you can do to ensure you can still remember the stuff you studied at home when you are taking a test.
The responsibility of memorization is spilt between you and your brain, fifty – fifty. It’s your job to pay attention during information encoding and review and it’s up to the brain to file it correctly and recall when you need it. You may not be able to control you memory fully, but my advice to you is be impeccable with your 50%.
Katya Seberson, originally from Poland, is a speed reading and memory trainer at ExecutiveMind. Katya is the founder of a boutique neuroscience-based coaching practice in midtown Manhattan.
Katya educates adults and teens about their brains and how to use their minds more effectively to achieve great results in business, in school and in life.