Do you have a clear memory of where you placed your vehicle keys? Or, for that matter, where you've parked your vehicle. What was the name of the actor who played that role in that movie - did you know who he was? Memory lapses occur throughout the day, and if you're over a certain age, they may be a source of anxiety and concern. We wonder whether this is the beginning of the end of our civilization. Is dementia or Alzheimer's disease a long way off? Despite this, we are unconcerned with having remembered tens of thousands of words. We can vividly remember particular moments from our infancy in great detail. We recall the words of a popular song from many decades ago. Despite its many faults and contradictions, the recollection is really remarkable. These notes, which are based on a review of the most recent neuroscience research, examine the strength, frailties, and function of the brain's memory systems.
Jim Kwik, the author, was born with a catastrophic brain injury, which he sustained as a kid. It caused him to have a learning disability, which meant he had to work much harder than the other students to succeed in school.On top of that, he was subjected to a great deal of bullying. Even a teacher reportedly referred to him as "the kid with the shattered brain" because of his condition. For years, the author believed that, as a result of his disability, he would have to put in a lot of effort to learn new things. Kwik, on the other hand, discovered that there was another route while in college. He didn't need to work harder; he just needed to study more effectively. The techniques he discovered enabled him to sharpen his concentration, enhance his memory, and begin to absorb materials at a quicker rate than he had ever done before.