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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Creative concept mapping

Getting more creative with taking notes can boost your memory.

Each memory stored within your cortex is connected to many associated memories, like a network. Concept maps mimic the way your memory works, making it easier to learn and recall information.

Taking notes the traditional way, while being very useful, has its drawbacks. The main one is that it’s usually linear. So, it’s great for making lists or sequences of information, but not so good at ‘nested’ structures of knowledge. What do I mean by nested? Basically any information which has layers in which there are some elements which can be broken down into sub-elements, a little like a large company can be broken down into its departments, which then each ...

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