Episode 34

34. The Memory Game - [The Art of Memory and How to Remember (And Forget) Stuff

How do you improve your memory?

A lot of people think they don't have a good memory. That's not true. Memory is not a personality trait. Often poor memory is a result of leaving the process to chance. If you don't know the seven methods of encoding or how sensory, short-term, and long-term memory works, you probably won't have a good memory.

How, then, do we remember stuff? And why do we forget things?

Do you want to learn more effectively? Do you want to get better at storing information and retaining details and remembering names?

This episode explores the memory game:

  1. Memory, storytelling, and meaning-making
  2. Sensory memory
  3. Short-term memory
  4. Long-term memory
  5. Explicit and implicit memory
  6. Encoding failure (storage decay and interference)
  7. Encoding methods

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Meaningful content to craft how you live. Becoming Human is about education and lifestyle; exploring the world — whether philosophy, psychology, sociology, or any field available — to better live in it. The goal is ethics through learning.

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Tyler Kleeberger

Becoming Human

It’s an infinite conversation, really. What does it mean to be alive? How should we live? What is the best, healthiest way to exist and do all of the things that make up life?

There’s a lot to explore.

And even more questions to ask.

But that’s what we are here to do.

I’m Tyler Kleeberger and consider me a curator of these conversations. I am, conveniently, a nerd so I see it as my job to go and discover everything I can about a topic or idea and use any field imaginable — from philosophy to psychology, economics to history, and everything in between — and then share it with you.

I hope you’ll consider going on this journey with me. We’re trying to get smarter and live better. You can find more information at tylerkleeberger.com.

Let’s learn, let’s grow, and let’s become more human.