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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Close your eyes and visualise

Making pictures in your mind is probably the single most vital memory trick. Here’s how to boost your ability to visualise.

Virtually all memory strategies rely on visually recreating things and places in your mind. Learning to visualise things is a cornerstone of a powerful memory.

It’s no surprise that great geniuses are often called ‘visionaries’: a highly developed visual imagination seems to be present in many of history’s greatest thinkers. In particular, those with the most powerful memory abilities virtually always use their visual imagination to aid in memorising. Most of the effective techniques for memorising large quantities of information are based on visualising. For example, a young British man ...

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