Lesson 5 - Staying Mentally Alert
It is believed that there are three components in memory.
Registering involves focusing intently and coding the experience, name, place, and time into our short-term memory bank.
Retraining requires rehearsal to secure the experience into our long-term memory bank.
Retrieval involves recall and recognition so we can use that information
Researchers report that what we think of as memories are ultimately patterns of connections between nerve cells. There are two things that help make that connection happen besides simply rehearsing: (1) if the event has emotional significance and (2) if it relates to something you already know.
Try to make these two connections when trying to remember names, events, or people.