Types of verbs scientific works and monographs have been devoted to the study of memory, but despite this, it still remains in many ways a “thing in itself” for both specialists and ordinary people. By and large, we still do not know how our “storage system” works. Until quite recently, the theory that the laws of memory and brain functioning are unchangeable prevailed. There was an opinion that the brain is capable of development only in childhood, and then changes only towards deterioration. This belief was based on three factors:
extremely rare cases of recovery of patients with brain damage in the past;
failure to study brain activity at the neural level;
attitude to the brain as a mechanism, and the mechanisms are not known to change or grow.
It is clear that in different people and at different ages the brain and, consequently, the memory can work worse and better. There is only one way to estimate it, to calculate the ratio of “input” and “output” information. But it is difficult to do it. It is even more difficult to calculate the effectiveness of different methods and programs on memory and brain activity. First, people are affected differently by this or that method of training. And secondly, the test will not be clean because each next software product will accumulate the impact left by the previous ones first grade math games.
However now the majority of experts agree in one that memory is capable to develop at its systematic training. This is logical and does not contradict the main laws under which the human body exists. This is confirmed by the results of one study published in Norman Doyge’s book “Brain Plasticity. Stunning facts about how thoughts can change the structure and function of our brain.
It is well known that in elderly people brain activity is decreasing and memory is worsening. One of the experiments was that a group of people aged 60-87 years was studying 10 weeks, 5 hours a week, under the program to improve auditory memory. After completing the course, the test showed a significant improvement in this type of memory – the results were consistent with the tests of the 40-60 age group. A repeat test after three months confirmed these results.
How memory works
Bad memory does not exist in people “by definition”. The amount of information that our brain can store is enormous. There are just people who know how to use their memory, even if on an unconscious level, but there are those who are not capable of it. At the first in this storage everything is classified, broken down into shelves and presented on demand. And the second, it is more like a warehouse of random things, although filled “to the tie”, but containing much less useful data.