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Add 5 Years to Your Life

From eNewsletter 5/22/2024

DID YOU KNOW that sometimes forgetting is okay? A degree of forgetfulness is perfectly normal and even necessary for our brains to function properly, according to the new book The Psychology of Memory.

Rather than working like a recording device, our memory is more like a document where details can be edited and updated over time. This allows our brains to store more general information and adapt to new situations.

Because we are most aware of our memory when we have trouble remembering something, we might be a little biased about how bad our memory is.

If you are intent on improving your memory, it takes work like anything else. The book mentions several techniques that you can employ: retrieval practice, schema, and visual and auditory techniques.

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