Have you been practising using the tips and strategies to help you recall what you have read or heard? Perhaps you have used them to rehearse what you want to say, to more quickly remember telephone numbers, or your shopping list?
As in other memory skills, try to think of your own examples and the way you can apply the new skills to everyday life.
Today you will return to short-term memory. You will see the differing parts of the brain activated while using short-term memory. Check back to Memory Tune Seven and see how different memory tasks use quite different parts of your clever brain.
You will find varied and interesting ways of exercising your short-term memory in this issue, including remembering the details of an interesting photograph taken at a picnic in Atlanta, Georgia. Isn’t it lovely that families enjoy picnics the world over, with equal fun and pleasure?
Time to get moving…
Dr. Allison Lamont, PhD (Psych), MA (Hons), MNZAC, MNZPsS, MAPS
Gillian Eadie, MEd, BA, Dip.Tchg, LTCL, Churchill Fellow