You’ve heard the adage: “An elephant never forgets. Elephants can have a 60-year-old lifespan and they show a range of emotional behavior thanks to their memories.
An elephant’s cognitive skills are amazing and memory is crucial for its longtime survival and for the herd in the wild.
Elephants recognize their own reflections in a mirror. They mourn over the bodies of dead elephants in their herd.
And the typical matriarch – the oldest female in the herd – keeps track of as many as 30 elephants in her herd.
So, if you have a memory like an elephant, you have an excellent memory. Not sure if you do? Are you hopeless at remembering some information, but awesome at remembering other data?
Data is important in business but only if you retain and understand it. Your memory helps you to embed, store, maintain and recover information.
Not to oversimplify about the inner workings of the human mind, good memory is important for mental health and well-being.
In essence, there are various types of memory: Short-term, working memory and permanent, long-term memory.
Your working memory helps you utilize temporarily retained data. On the other hand, long-term memory helps us function precisely and quickly.
You can also have episodic memory, which aids you in remembering chronological events.
There’s also an aspect called semantic memory. That’s the ability to recall information and its meaning.
Memory fades over time because of our biological clocks. Ironically, good sleep and exercise help in memory creation.
The data dashboard inside your brain, if you will, works best thanks to memory games – brain fitness training. Games help you to inspire components in the management, storeroom and recovery of data from your memory.
You’ll have maximum brain fitness, if you start early to use memory games to exercise your brain.
With thanks to davittcorporatepartners.com, the Web site of a corporate psychology firm in Ireland, below is an infographic entitled “How to Master Your Memory.”
It also looks at some recent studies on the subject of memory. Did you know that even briefly exercising for 20 minutes facilitates information processing and memory functions?
In addition, this graphic offers some essential memory hacks for the working professional as well as introduces you to 10 daily memory improvement exercises.
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“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”