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How to increase Memory power and concentration with simple methods.

Science behind Increase memory.


First, let's talk about how memory works, so we can understand the science behind these memorization techniques.

If memory–or how our brains make and recall memories–seems mysterious to you, you're not alone. Scientists and philosophers have been trying to figure out how human memory works for at least 2,000 years–and they're still making new discoveries. For example, in 2016, British scientists won the largest prize for neuroscience in the world (1 million Euros) for their work on memory–the discovery of a protein in the brain that plays a key part in memory formation and memory loss. There's still lots to discover and understand.

Everyday Habits which increases Memory


1. Sleep on It



Here's an easy way to boost your memory: Get a good night's sleep or take a power nap after learning something new. One research study  found that people who slept for 8 hours after learning new faces and names were better able to remember them compared to those who didn't get the sleep opportunity. And in an analysis of two research datasets, psychologist Nicolas Dumay determined that not only does sleep protect our brains from forgetting memories, it also helps us retrieve memories better.

Why is this? It appears that sleep "resets" our brains and is critical for memory and learning. If you're sleep-deprived, the brain's neurons become over-connected with so much electrical activity that new memories can't be saved.
Naps count too! Researchers found that taking a nap of about 45-60 minutes immediately after learning something new could boost your memory 500%.

So sleep on it. If your boss or co-workers catch you napping at work, just show them these findings.

2.Exercise regularly


While mental exercise definitely helps improve your memory skills, physical exercise is also key. Research in Trends in Cognitive Sciences found that a sedentary lifestyle seemed to promote memory loss while physical activity stimulated memory retention and improvement.

Several research studies have established that regular physical exercise benefits cognitive skills including memory. The findings include improvements in brain function that come from exercise duration and intensity, leading to a more balanced hormonal function while also stimulating neurochemical changes that keep the brain sharp.

Create a weekly exercise regimen that fits your work schedule and appeals to your preference or skill level. Whether it’s running, basketball, walking or hiking, swimming or basketball, find something you enjoy and that may involve others, even employees or colleagues. This may help encourage you to stick to your schedule. Alternatively, hire a personal trainer or join a gym.

3.Meditation is the key


Meditation is a very powerful tool, which can be utilized to increase your concentration as well as brainpower. Meditation reduces stress, thus helping in improving memory power.

4.Reduce stress levels


Research has found that some people diagnosed with dementia actually didn’t have it at all. Rather, intense and persistent stress had impaired their memory and other cognitive skills. 

Stress can impact a wide range of memory functions, including short-term memory and autobiographical memory. Cortisol, a stress hormone, can flood the brain's memory banks and diminish recall and recognition, according to recent research.

By incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction methods, research participants were able to regain and even improve memory function. These methods include meditation, mindful thinking, reflection and journaling. Find other ways to reduce stress by delegating when feeling overwhelmed, avoiding negative situations and people and minimizing risky situations.

5.Drink caffeine


On the other hand, consuming a cup of joe might actually strengthen your memories. “Small amounts of caffeine can make you more alert, which can improve memory and concentration—one study even found that caffeine improved long-term memory,” Palinski-Wade says. Just be sure not to drink it later in the day. “However, excessive intake of caffeine can have a negative impact as it can reduce quality sleep, which over time can cause a decline in memory and concentration,

Source.

*https://zapier.com/blog/better-memory/
*http://stucredblog.com/improve-memory-power/
*https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/340764

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