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Mr. Pedantic

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#1 10 years ago

Yup. Memory.

To be perfectly frank, I can't remember shit: phone numbers, where I left my keys, my wallet, my phone, my watch, people I meet, names, dates, places, etc etc etc. This is turning out to be a big problem: in the past five months I've lost two phones. I've almost lost my watch about five times the past month, my wallet twice, and I can't even count the number of times I would have left my pencil case, calculator, keys, wallet, etc behind in class if it weren't for a good friend of mine who keeps reminding me (and even then, he still often has to take something after I've left so that it doesn't get lost). Is there any way I could improve my memory, and is anyone else like this?




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#2 10 years ago

Oh yeah, I've got atrocious memory. While it doesn't sound as severe as yours, I'm worse with words and names mostly, which is bad if I ever want to be a writer.




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#3 10 years ago

Hmmm since this is the pub I'll skip usuing my normal 3rd person talk :) Well first of all when you get home just place all your items in one place. I usually place all my items (cell phone, keys, ipod, etc etc etc) in a small basket near the door so I can easily grab what i need to asap. As for phone numbers just add em to your contact list in your cell phone. Personally I would just watch shows that focus on remembering things. Like every saturday in the mornings i watch this korean game show that people play remember games like one time they showed 20 people and annouced what they wanted to do and the host said em out of order and the contestant got most of it right but i think she missed some. After they gave tips on how to improve your memory but irony is I dont remember any of the tips lol




AlDaja

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#4 10 years ago
Archmage Cleps;4299718Yup. Memory. To be perfectly frank, I can't remember shit: phone numbers, where I left my keys, my wallet, my phone, my watch, people I meet, names, dates, places, etc etc etc. This is turning out to be a big problem: in the past five months I've lost two phones. I've almost lost my watch about five times the past month, my wallet twice, and I can't even count the number of times I would have left my pencil case, calculator, keys, wallet, etc behind in class if it weren't for a good friend of mine who keeps reminding me (and even then, he still often has to take something after I've left so that it doesn't get lost). Is there any way I could improve my memory, and is anyone else like this?

More rest, less stress, start taking ginkoba and read more – helps with the ol’ neurons to fire and production of new brain cells…and if you’re a pot smoker might want to cut out on that one. Studies have proved it retards the production of new brain cells (hence the catch phrase “smoke yourself stupid”). Might also want to check if dementia or Alzheimer’s runs in the family. More and more young people suffer from early forms of both diseases, especially if either one is more common in family members or you have suffered head trauma, in which case what I suggested will help (especially the reading part).




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#5 10 years ago

I have a fairly good memory, I remember past events almost as if I were still there, recalling the weather, peoples' dress, etc. I'm not good with anything relating to numbers. I was at the library and had the call number for a book written on a piece of paper, I went to look for the book and forgot the number completely after walking 5 feet. I can memorize school material, notably lectures and readings very well, as such I don't really need to study come exam time because I absorb all the necessary info and just go through it all in my head.




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#6 10 years ago

My memory is terribly atrocious as well. This might sound like a marketing gimmick, but I found that the 'Brain Training' game in the Nintendo DS is a good way of stimulating those neurons, which is (sad as it may sound) the only reason that I ultimately bought one. If you don't have a DS, there's a game called 'Brain Challenge' that you can download on a mobile phone, which isn't nearly as good but helps a little (I play it during my lunch hour at work).

Failing that - exercise it some other way. Your brain, like your body, requires exercise to stay in tip-top order, and you're never going to get that by playing Halo. Go to your library, get some books and read them. Practice mathematics. Try to test your memory with those childish singing memory games (e.g. the shopping one). That sort of thing. It really helps.

Alongside brain exercises, there are other ways of helping your noggin. Get plenty of rest for a start, as mentioned above. Also, ensure that you have a healthy, balanced diet so that your brain is getting all the fuel it needs to do all that electrical shit - and you absolutely have to have some breakfast. Oh yeah, and try not to make a sport out of repeatedly smacking your head against things.




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#7 10 years ago

I know what you mean: my atrocious memory really comes out with names. I can tell people that I've met them before, but I usually need to meet and talk to people quite a few times before I can remember their names. And even then, if I haven't talked to you in a while, I might even call you the wrong name. I am just horrible with names.

So anyway, a trick I've worked out to help me with this is to ask someone to give me an adjective that describes them that starts with the same letter of their name: for example, I once met a Hannah once, and she told me 'happy' -- so, from then on, she was "Happy Hannah." It worked, because I've never forgotten her name since.

Also what AlDaja says: if you smoke (ganga) alot, you should tone that down. There's a definite cutback in short-term memory and all when you smoke.




Mr. Pedantic

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#8 10 years ago
I usually place all my items (cell phone, keys, ipod, etc etc etc) in a small basket near the door so I can easily grab what i need to asap.

That's not the problem, for me its when I take them out that they get lost.

More rest, less stress, start taking ginkoba and read more – helps with the ol’ neurons to fire and production of new brain cells…and if you’re a pot smoker might want to cut out on that one.

I don't smoke, I read and sleep the most of anyone I know, it's pretty much impossible to cut the stress from my life, and I have no idea what ginkoba is.

Might also want to check if dementia or Alzheimer’s runs in the family. More and more young people suffer from early forms of both diseases, especially if either one is more common in family members or you have suffered head trauma, in which case what I suggested will help (especially the reading part).

Nah, all my grandparents are fine, a bit deaf maybe, but mentally, they're pretty sharp. I got a concussion once, but my memory was atrocious before then, so I don't think that was a major factor.

Failing that - exercise it some other way. Your brain, like your body, requires exercise to stay in tip-top order, and you're never going to get that by playing Halo. Go to your library, get some books and read them. Practice mathematics. Try to test your memory with those childish singing memory games (e.g. the shopping one). That sort of thing. It really helps.

Gosh. Maths. Yeah, I really wish I did maths this year...it's the only subject I'm really good at.

Oh, yeah. An update on the phone: I have confirmed it hasn't been stolen, because it hasn't been used for any calls since I lost it. So either it is somewhere in my house (pretty unlikely now, I've pretty much gone through it twice), gone through the wash, or lying around in a field somewhere.




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#9 10 years ago

Memory can be trained as every talent.

Just try remembering number sequences, each day make them more complex. also, what kind of memory do you have?

Audio, Visual, Feeler? It's quite important to find out. Also one more thing, a way to help you improve remembering things is to combine the sensory input. If you need to remember a number for instance. First write it down. Look at it, then say it aloud and lastly try to imagine how each number would feel in your hands were it an object.

Oh, yeah. An update on the phone: I have confirmed it hasn't been stolen, because it hasn't been used for any calls since I lost it. So either it is somewhere in my house (pretty unlikely now, I've pretty much gone through it twice), gone through the wash, or lying around in a field somewhere.

Hate to brake it to you, but if a phone is stolen, the SIM card is generally taken out. The phone is sold without it to a pawn shop.




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#10 10 years ago

lol, depending on your age, (no offence intended) that if you often drink, or drink to much it could possible cause thie.....or an other bad "uses" not to inply anything just saying its possible if you do..... (but I dont think you do)




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