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Boost your memory by Darren Bridger

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The coins in the pocket trick

A few coins can become a quick memory aid in any situation. Here’s how to use memory props.

Sometimes it’s helpful to use external props. You could jot things down in a notebook or, as inventors have done, on napkins. However, writing materials aren’t always to hand.

And notes only really work if you remember to consult them again. If not, it can be counter-productive, as it can give you a false sense of security (because you’ve written the information down, you don’t think about it again), mitigating against you remembering it. So, there are times when as well as using calendars, diaries and notebooks, you can use your own behaviour as a simple reminding system. There are two occasions when you can use these ...

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