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

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Chapter 16. Tell Yourself a Story

Creating stories is another way to better implant certain types of information into your memory, such as lists of items and names of people, especially when you want to remember something in a particular order. Incorporating the information into a story helps to make it more interesting and memorable, so you better encode this information in the first place. Then to retrieve it, think of the story and use the triggers within the story to retrieve the items you’ve planted in it. Besides helping you remember, this technique can be an enjoyable party game. It also helps to develop your imagination and can contribute to workplace bonding and motivation.

The technique is excellent to use in combination with many other ...

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