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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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Find the rhythm

Using rhythm and rhyme will really boost your memory powers.

Ever had a tune stuck in your memory all day? Irritating, perhaps, but rhythm, rhyme and melody are often overlooked as memory boosters.

Recite the alphabet in your head. Chances are that you ‘hear’ it in a certain way, with a certain ‘sing-song’ rhythm and melody. It’s probably the way you were taught it at school, almost like a song. It’s an extremely effective way to encode information into memory which otherwise might be hard. It also naturally breaks down the information into bite-sized chunks, making it easy for your memory to digest. So if it works for the alphabet, why not use it for other things too?

People have known for thousands of years that rhythm ...

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