How to improve your memory?

Have you ever wondered how to improve your memory? Yes it’s 100% possible because you can program your brain the way you want. You are capable of memorizing the things you want always.

What memory is: Memory is your ability to encode, store, retain and recall information and past experiences in the brain. You are blessed with several levels of memory like Sensory Memory in which you memorize the things/ people you saw or heard for some seconds and start to forget. You have Short-term Memory, where you can recall the information for a couple of minutes or for a few days. You have Working Memory, which is a cognitive system with a limited capacity that can hold information temporarily. The Working Memory is responsible for your reasoning and decision making abilities. Your Long-term Memory encompasses memories that range from a few days to decades. You are capable of converting any other levels of memory into the Long-term Memory on demand.

How memory works: The memories occur when specific groups of neurons are reactivated. Memory is formed when any stimulus results in a particular pattern of neuronal activity. Several brain cells have to work together to make your memory. The Hippocampus in the brain plays a critical role in the formation, organization and storage of new memories as well as connecting certain sensations and emotions to these memories. The Hippocampus is part of the Limbic system, and plays important roles in the consolidation of information from Short- term to Long-term Memory.

How you lose memory: You are subjected to Automatic Memory Loss, which is what actually makes you enjoy your life. The things to forget is also your gift. It appears that Protein Phosphatase 1 (PP1) in your body determines the efficacy of learning and memory. It’s a molecular constraint on memory. This may account for ageing-related cognitive decay in you. The slow fading process of memory helps you in terms of life. You are also subjected to Targeted Forgetting, which happens when you sleep. During sleep your brain clears out unwanted memories and help you form new ones. You also have Motivated Forgetting, which is the part of your behavior in which you may forget unwanted memories, either consciously or unconsciously. The emotional disorders like stress, anxiety or depression can cause forgetfulness. A head injury from a fall or accident can cause memory problems**. Cigarette smoking** and drinking alcohol excessively have been found to exacerbate cognitive deficits including memory deficits.

How memory can be enhanced: You are blessed with Neuroplasticity which means you can self regulate your neurochemistry including the memory enhancement. Just follow the steps below.