CogniFit's Science blog: Use Visual Memory Training To Help Recall Things

Use Visual Memory Training To Help Recall Things

The older we get, the tougher it is for our brains to recall certain things and events. Not everyone will experience the same levels of memory loss and some people never have any problems at all. In order to reduce your risk of degenerative brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, it is important to participate in certain memory training exercises.

It is our common senses that help us to better remember things. We are better able to recall something if we can facilitate that memory through all of our senses. Sight, specifically, is a great way to help you remember things. You can train your eyes to notice things in much more detail, which will in turn help you remember with the greatest of ease.

One thing that you can do to start to train your eyes to notice things in more detail is to use picture recalling. If you don’t have a lot of pictures lying around your house, use your computer to bring up a picture.

When that picture pops up, give yourself a limited time to look at the picture and take in as much as you can. Try to notice all of the small details that you might not normally notice when glancing at the picture. Look at the foreground, background, and everything in-between. Then quiz yourself, or have someone else quiz you about the specifics of that picture.

As you continue this exercise each day for months on end, you will slowly begin to notice how much detail you will remember from each picture. As you get better with this game, your memory will also get better in all aspects of your life as well.

Memory training can be done using a brain fitness program. In fact, the more you begin to challenge yourself mentally, the more you will notice drastic improvement in your ability to focus and concentrate better. It certainly is possible to train your mind using visual memory training, and you will notice a difference once you begin the process.

The key to really improve your memory using memory training is to make sure that you are consistent with your training efforts. Using the training exercises here and there and only every so often will likely not have any impact on your ability to remember things better. Find a few exercises you like and continue to use them until you see improvement