Elastic Mind, Perfect Memory

Elastic Mind, Perfect Memory

Elastic Mind, Perfect Memory

One of the most embarrassing situations to be in is when we happen to forget someone’s
name. Or an important item we were supposed to pick up. It’s a norm for us to think that
we have limited memory space or just suffer from short-circuit in remembering urgent
information.

But, research has shown that the unconscious mind is more than capable to receive and
retain over 2,000,000 bits of information per second. While our conscious mind absorbs
and processes only 126 bits per second. The unconscious mind records everything you I
have ever seen, read, heard, said, felt and experienced in detail and it sits dormant unless
consciously triggered to recall.

In fact, everything we’ve ever learned is stored unconsciously, as such our memory is
unconscious. It isn’t the job of our conscious mind to remember things because our
conscious mind only lives in the realm of the “now”. Most of the time, we allow our
conscious mind to get too “noisy,” with unproductive chatter to receive the memory from
the unconscious mind. This is why, minutes or hours after a conversation is over the
answer to a discussed topic seemingly “pops” into our mind. The first rule of having a
better memory is just to learn to clear our conscious mind and allow it to retrieve memory
in serenity.

Our memories can be anchored, this was proved by Ivan Pavlov. He discovered that the
mind is “associative,” meaning that it links events to abstract emotions or objects in unison
together. His research with his dogs who seemed to salivate simply by hearing the ring of
the same tuning fork Pavlov rang during the dogs’ feeding time, explained this principle
in-depth. The dogs had created a connection between the ring of the tuning fork and eating
in their mind. Putting this theory to practice, if we want to remember a line from a favorite
movies? We could play a song on the soundtrack, as the song will likely trigger memories
from the movie. Or if we need to remember an important detail from a particular
conversation, we could visualize the same environment we had the discussion. The more
associated things we can experience, the easier it is to trigger the memory.

Our subconscious mind thinks in pictures/movies, sounds and feelings, so we can use this
to our advantage when memorizing things. This simply implies that every memory is
multisensory. The more senses we involve in memory, the easier it is to recall. The best
way to remember important details, is to incorporate as many different senses as we can.
It’s better to write it, read it, say it out loud (simultaneously hearing it) and even acting out
that particular thing with our hands or body. Also, whatever state (mental and physical) we
were in when we memorized an experience or information is directly tied to our ability to
recall.

Every memory is state dependent, which is why we can memorize something and
simultaneously remember it word-for-word immediately we get quizzed, but forget it the
moment we move to another location. To better recall facts, we need to put yourself in the
same state we were in when we heard, read, or memorized the fact. The best possible way
to leverage this is to develop a “learning state,” which we can trigger easily anytime we
need to learn and anytime we need to recall.

Innocent USAR

Founder, InnocentMINDS

Creator, The Epic Matrix Outcomes

2019-02-01T01:00:00+00:00February 1st, 2019|motivational, training|0 Comments

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