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30 Days to a More Powerful Memory by Ph.D. Gini Graham Scott

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Chapter 15. Talk About It

As the proverbial “they” often say, if you want to really learn something, teach it. That goes for describing, explaining, and discussing it, too. So another way to firmly remember something is to describe it, explain it, discuss it, or teach it.

Think back to the times when you have been in a classroom or group discussion of some subject. You’ve read a book or article or seen a film or TV show that is up for discussion, and as you talk about it—particularly if you are the one doing the talking—you find you remember more. In fact, you may discover that you can remember much more than you originally thought you could, because as you talk about the subject, you trigger additional memories.

The same thing often happens when ...

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