Musical Instruments

Whenever you deal with several items, you can make it easier by dividing them into groups. Such a division should not be done randomly. You need to insure that items in each group compliment each other and are different from items in the other groups. Since things relate to each other in different ways, it is possible to classify them in many categories. If you think for instance, of the population of a nation, it can be classified in all the following ways according to states, provinces,...

7 Ego Involvement

Much of what we experience falls in one of two categories things that please us (or we agree with) or things that displease us (or we disagree with). We seem to learn best when material reinforces our strengths, opinions or beliefs. Negative ego involvement car have serious consequences on how much is remembered. When someone discusses something that is displeasing to us, we often filter out what is displeasing and only partially hear (and remember) what was said. This happens during meetings...

The Right Hemisphere

The right hemisphere is a holistic, gestalt mode and handles spatial relations. The right hemisphere is intuitive and deals in thinking It grasps the relations between the parts directly rather than by a sequence of deductions. It is primarily concerned with our simultaneous comprehension. The right side of our brain is very good at perceiving and expressing novel complex visual, spatial and musical patterns. It is able to synthesize all this information into an understandable whole. A person...

The Left Hemisphere

The left hemisphere is the logical mode. It controls analytic thought and verbal responses. The left side of the brain deals with information in a linear, logical way which operates in a piecemeal, step-by-step process. It is specialized for spoken language, reading and writing. This verbal-analytic style is extremely efficient for dealing with the object world. Because the left hemisphere proceeds in a logical, sequential mode, it cannot skip over gaps. Spoken words are individually analyzed...

Mental Image Exercise

Record the clarity of each item using one of the following categories If your image is Extremely Clear rate it 4 If your image is Clear rate it 3 If your image is Fairly Clear rate it 2 If your image is Unclear rate it 1 If your image is Very Unclear rate it 0 If you choose to read the list yourself, after you read the item, either look away or close your eyes to picture it in your mind. Give yourself about 30 seconds per item, then rate how clearly you were able to image the item. Complete all...

The History Of Memory Systems

Memory systems have been around for all of recorded history. Greek and Roman orators delivered lengthy speeches with unfailing accuracy. They learned these speeches, thought by thought, by applying a memory system technique of association and imagery. Simonides 500 B.C. is regarded as father of the art of trained memory. He saw memory training as an essential part of an orator's equipment. Scraps of parchment dating back a thousand years before Simonides make mention of the importance of a...

Remembering Names

It is good business to remember a person's name. Countless careers have been helped because an individual developed the ability to recall another person's name at a critical time. A name is one of the most prized possessions a person has. A sense of worth is normally felt when another person has remembered your name, especially if that person was recently introduced to you for the first time. Because our identity is lied to our name, it is a compliment to have a person remember it. Some...

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Fact Stacking Thinking Errors

This book is for people who want to better remember information in a variety of situations, especially work. In every work day, we are presented with hundreds of opportunities to remember. Whether attending meetings, following directions and instructions, participating in training or other learning situations, involved in project discussions or talking one-on-one with our boss, customer or colleague, good memory skills enhance our professional image and increase productivity. Improved memory...