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Can I Train My Memory To Be Photographic?

By Guest Author On March 7, 2011 Under Improve Your Life, Improve Your Self Esteem, Law of Attraction, Personal Development, Self Help Tips, Self Improvement, Setting Goals, Success Secrets

To be truthful, no you cannot. To expand further I recommend you read the remains of this article.

There are numerous places on the web that may tell you they can give you how to get a photographic memory by carrying out certain techniques for a short time each day. I can’t state I have done every single one out there, so am unable to say without a doubt that not a single one works. However, I have done enough and know enough about the subject to say the chance is very unlikely. This is not to say that you cannot achieve some help from these exercises, in fact they can help your memory somewhat and help you focuson tasks easier. However, they will not be able to give you a photographic memory. If it was possible to acquire then everybody would be doing it, particular me.

If you do not possess a photographic memory this is nothing to be ashamed about. It isn’t something you once had but somehow misplaced at some point during your life. In fact the truth is there is no such thing as a photographic memory. You are not the one person who doesn’t have it! This is not to say that there are not people out there with superb memories. However, they are not photographic.

An eidetic memory is the nearest thing a human can possess to a photographic memory. What having an eidetic memory means is being able to remember things quite clearly for a certain amount of minutes after it happens. You may be hard pressed to benefit largely from this ability. However, if you wish you can probably learn it. You can work on it using Duel N-Back training. This is something that will not only improve your memory but will help your overall intelligence. If you are interested in this, just do a search online for ‘Brain Workshop,’ which is a great free program that does this. Using this program could help your memory as well as your concentration, something that is important as well because it plays a large part in what you remember. People don’t ‘forget’ things as much as they just don’t need to remember them.

The starting step in boosting your memory is to look at your overall health. This is quite a large statement to make when you contemplate it, your health can include any number of things and even to this day doctors are still unaware of how certain things can affect our health. A sound move to make is take a well known multivitamin supplement each day to support your health while improving your diet, eating things such as fish and fresh fruit and veggies is always good, and you should stay clear of processed and sugary foods. Keep active and make sure you get a fair amount of exercise. Also, make sure you have no allergies to foods. A great number of people do not take gluten very well, and even if you haven’t been diagnosed as allergic you may want to avoid it anyway.

After you take care of your health you can start working on boosting your memory using certain techniques and methods. The Ancient Greeks were the first to form techniques designed toenhancing your memory; they did it in order to remember lengthy speeches, and are called mnemonics. Visualization is the most important thing to the memory technique mnemonics. Humans are very visual creatures, and therefore thinking about what you need to remember in a visual way is helpful. You could usually remember speeches and the like from by reading and rereading it over and over. But, this is certainly not the most effective way to remember such things. The greatest way, by far, in terms of remembering anything is with visualization techniques. You could think you are not good at visualizing things. This doesn’t matter; it is still the number one way to work on your memory.

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