Now that you’re familiar with how memories are created, stored, and retrieved, we can explore ways to make sure that you are memorable.
As we’ve discussed, working memory involves the ability to create mental relationships between different things. Australian researchers from the University of Queensland gave people a sentence like the following:
If the cake is from France, then it has more sugar if it is made with chocolate than if it is made with cream, but if the cake is from Italy, then it has more sugar if it is made with cream than if it is made of chocolate.
They asked people to remember the relationships between the different types of cake, country, and sugar content.