Did you find yourself recalling the stories, or snippets from them, during the past day or two? Were you able to recall the stories before going to bed in the evening?
Try to recall as much of the two stories as you can now.
Do you need a clue? ‘storm warning’.
Did the little prompt help you recall other details of the first story? The more you practise recalling the details of a story or event, the more you will be able you recall accurately with little prompting.
Remember that you may need to wait for a few seconds to allow your computer to ‘read’ the PDF. If it doesn’t load the first time, try again a few seconds later.
Today’s issue of Memory Tune concentrates on short-term memory: how it works, and what you can do to sharpen it. One of the most common complaints I hear is about the loss of short-term memory. You may be surprised to find out exactly what comprises short-term memory. It doesn’t mean remembering what you ate for dinner last night!
Short-term memory (often known as STM) is one of the most important building blocks of your memory, making this a very important segment of the Memory Tune course. Take every opportunity during the next few days to test and develop this all-important ability.
Dr. Allison Lamont, PhD (Psych), MA (Hons), MNZAC, MNZPsS, MAPS
Gillian Eadie, MEd, BA, Dip.Tchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow