CogniFit's Science blog: Don’t Forget Names With Memory Training!

Don’t Forget Names With Memory Training!

An important aspect to the way we learn is by remembering certain pieces of information. We are born with the ability to remember events, information and even sights, sounds and smells often years after it occurs. At the same time there are ways in which we can improve our ability to remember.

So let’s talk a more about memory training and how some particular techniques can help.

Just like our bodies respond well to training, so do our minds. There have been a number of techniques and exercises which can sharpen our minds and help us to remember better.

Some of them are relatively simple techniques. For example if someone wants to learn how to remember people’s names better there are techniques to help them to associate the name with an event, another person or something else which the person would tend to always remember. The key is to create an association in your mind. This has been shown to improve the person’s ability to remember someone’s name very effectively.

There are also other fairly simple techniques to improve memory. Again back to name recall situation, it has been found that if someone hears a new name, it repeats it out loud, they usually remember that name much more effectively.

And there are many other techniques for memory training which people can try. Some must be done under the supervision of a trained professional while many others can be done individually. Either way they are great techniques if you want to improve your ability to take in information, store it, and then retrieve it effectively later on.

You can find few good memory training techniques and exercises online. You should start your cognitive assessment and see where your cognitive abilities (and memory) stands. After having determined your own personalized profile, the system can then create a training that is specifically adapted to your needs.

The takss may be geared towards different kinds of memory improvement and can apply for different age groups. For example many great tasks are available for younger children and students who need and want to improve their memory.

But another very important part of memory training is aimed at helping older people who naturally begin to lose some of their memory effectiveness. The use of these tasks can help to improve their memory and reduce the amount they might otherwise lose.

Through the use of these exercises, many people may continue to retain good memory for many years to come and avoid some of the otherwise natural degradation and memory loss.