• Can you improve your memory? Yes, by using memory techniques.
• Working memory into long term memory (Studying): Depth of encoding
• If you are trying to remember something, you should elaborate on something (elaborate
• Forming images and connecting it to other thing/memories. Thus making it easier to remember
• When studying we are going through 3 states. First stage by understanding the text. Second
stage (taking notes and creating multiple choices)-elaborate encoding.
• Shallow processing: When you are just skimming, introspect there is nothing being retained in
• Dual reading: When we take our senses and refer to a word (e.g needle-pain)
• When we put information in a very structural and organized way, we can retrieve that
• Structure provides good memory retrieval cues
• Encoding: getting information and processing into long term memory
• Jill Price: an obsessive impulsive about encoding. As a result she has an amazing, creepy
memory. She is able to replay many episodes of her life over and over again.
• The challenge of the brain: How do we remember the things we want to remember and how do
we forget the things we want to forget-this is through the process