Your brain has been busy over the last few days as you have given your working memory a work-out. Be inventive about ways you can keep it exercised as you go about your day-to-day activities. Make new words out of the letters in street or shop signs, add up the numbers on the houses you pass on a walk, do as many crossword puzzles and Sudoku as you can. The possibilities are endless.
Today’s Memory Tune issue focuses on non-verbal memory – remembering pictures and shapes. You will discover the astonishingly diverse parts of your brain needed for this task. You will try several different ways of remembering. There will be some reminders about working memory, and learn more about fuel for the brain.
Don’t be restricted by the shapes in Memory Tune. Try creating your own simple shapes or designs to remember.
Do you find it easier recall the designs when you have created them?
By now I am sure you will be benefiting from feeling more in control of your memory, and will be enjoying growing confidence.
Your commitment is to be commended!
Dr. Allison Lamont, PhD (Psych), MA (Hons), MNZAC, MNZPsS, MAPS
Gillian Eadie, MEd, BA, Dip.Tchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow