The Learning Process
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Is there a
physical limit to the amount of information the mind can store?
New experiences occur over a lifetime and logically there is a system that prioritizes which memories are deleted and which are stored as part of our permanent memory. Some individuals seem to have a very tenacious memory when it comes to others making mistakes or errors in judgment.
Memory involves storing information
Active, short-term memories — Pieces of information, that last only a few minutes, involve relatively quick and simple chemical changes to the synapse that make it work more efficiently.
Working memory — The system in the brain that provides temporary storage and manipulation of the information necessary for such complex cognitive tasks as language comprehension, learning, and reasoning. Working memory has been found to require the simultaneous storage and processing of information.
Long term permanent memory — The brain must manufacture new proteins to allow the neurotransmitter traffic to run more efficiently and lasts hours, days or years. Long-term memories must literally be built into the brain’s synapses.
or photographic memory — a psychological or medical term,
popularly defined as the ability to recall images, sounds, or objects
in memory with extreme precision. Eidetic memory is not limited to
merely visual recall – theoretically they can recall other sensory
information including auditory, tactile,
gustatory, and olfactory.
learning or rote learning — Students memorize
facts. Didactic learning has proven to be ineffective
in creating long-term memory retention.
Experiential learning — Associating learning of a fact with a broader experience. Unlike didactic learning, experiential learning is proven highly effective at creating long-term memory retention.
The ability of any
individual to store memory and their ability to recall information
relates to intensity and occurrence of such factors
as the frequency and duration of exposure to the stimulus, conscious
attention and observation, plus the relevance of the information to the
individual. Some refer to this as when someone exhibits selective
hearing, tunnel vision, or inattention or being ignored.
Those individuals who generally have normal memory abilities often use mnemonic devices to associate an idea or concept into innumerable elements as a method to recall information.
Is it possible that the
process of remembering can alter memories? Might our perception of
events actually be filtered through "Rose Colored Glasses" that block
how the actual events occurred?
Scientists have long
known that recording a memory requires adjusting
Source - smithsonian magazineOur brains have evolved to be able to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. We use these abilities to make sophisticated models of the world we live in. Our memories store all of these very effectively.
Have you ever started to introduce someone and their name escapes you?
The key is to coding information using vivid mental images. This approach allows both information and the structure of information to be coded. Vivid images are easier to recall when you need them.
Following techniques below illustrates how to code information vividly, using stories, strong mental images, familiar journeys, etc.
You can do the following things to make your mnemonics more memorable:
Most people have a real problem in that they have an under developed ability to focus and concentrate their attention to learn and retain large quantities of data. Study suggestions include: to verbalize; underline/high light of important information; and study groups. Cramming and memorizing at the last minute for a test generally results in quickly forgetting the materials.
Mnemonic is a memory tool for remembering information that is otherwise quite difficult to recall. The concept involves the use of a code to retrieve important information about what is otherwise difficult to remember.
In today's society that is increasingly concerned with security, remembering different passwords for each list is extremely difficult. If we use the computer to store these passwords, we are vulnerable to having it "hacked" and all of our private information, including passwords, can be stolen.
There are three basic
principles that underlay the use of mnemonics:
Imagination: - create and strengthen the associations with the information you wish to recall. These associations can be universal or highly personal. The strength of the image and your ability to visualize it determines the mind's effectiveness to recall at some future time. Try using your initial impression to create the imagery you use, in your mnemonics, as you are much more likely to remember it.
Association: this is the method by which you link a thing to be remembered to a way of remembering it. You can create associations by:
Location: assigning a specific location allows you to use the same coherent context by storing different data as different location or situations that you can easily keep separate with no danger becoming confused. You need to personalize these locations into your mnemonics to strengthen your ability to keep the data separate.Looking Into Working Memory
simple process of remembering things for a short period of time happens
every day of our lives; it is fundamental to our experience of the
world. Memory over a short period of time, called "working memory",
has generated much interest recently both because of its importance to
many higher brain functions and the evolution of powerful techniques to
study brain processes, such as PET and MRI. Based on these techniques,
scientists can pursue exciting questions about the neural underpinnings
of working memory.
20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory Working memory can be thought of as the equivalent of being mentally online. Working memory is involved with both storing and manipulating information.
Working Memory Working memory is STM . Instead of all information going into one single store, there are different systems for different types of information.
A workout for working memory New research suggests that mental exercises might enhance one of the brain's central components for reasoning and problem solving.
MindTools provides an excellent list of links you can review:
Memory techniques - Academic Tips Memory techniques and mnemonics, memorization techniques. This page gives you access to powerful methods for significantly improving the power of your memory.
Memory Techniques Repetition is the "Mother" of learning. If you use more than one sense you create a "synergistic" effect which is powerful memory technique.
Five Simple Techniques to Improve Your Memory Four of these techniques are used to improve assimilation and thus to have longer retention.
Study Techniques, Memory Techniques, College Study Skills Dec. 9, 2011 This web site contains college study tips and tricks to help you manage your time, take better notes, study more effectively, improve memory,
Memory Techniques: Improve Your Memory and Enhance Your Performance Learn how to improve your memory ... also encompasses martial arts, dancing, acting and sports.
Memory Techniques - Stonehill College These are particularly helpful when your sport is in its competitive season. ... Combine techniques. All of these memory techniques can work,
Mind and Memory, memory techniques, memory improvement, how to increase your memory
What is Muscle Memory? This is extremely important in different types of training for sports. ... Repetitions of gross motor skills are needed for 'muscle memory' to 'take place'.
Important Vision Skills for Sports Important Vision Skills for Sports. Vision, just like speed and strength, ... This is called visual memory.
Chunking Patterns Reflect Effector-dependent Representation of coordinates Patterns of chunking with the keypad hand conditions that retain the effector (finger) movements.
Gravity Lesson Plan Grades 6-8 Air resistance provides a counterforce to gravity as a skydiver falls out of an airplane. ... Understanding motion and the principles that explain it.
The Physics of Kayak Stroking June 10, 2001. Though Newton's Laws explain the basic concept of how a kayaker is able to propel himself forward, there is a lot more going on. Including torque. Torque is the reason why the kayak swings in the opposite direction of each stroke. If a stroke is done on the right side, the kayak rotates counter-clockwise, but if the stroke is done on the left, the kayak rotates clockwise. This is because that while a stroke is taking place the paddle acts as a lever arm for the vessel.
The Museum of Unworkable Devices Physics Gallery Unfortunately the assumed physical principles are not always obeyed by .... torque on the system, and that will produce counter-clock -wise motion
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