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Photographic memory (not to be confused with eidetic memory) is a superpower. But not everyone is blessed with it. Right now, the only thing we can do is try every method that will help us improve our memory and recall.
We might be blessed to be in the information age. But the firehose of bits and bytes is making us gasp for breath too. So here are five tools and apps that just might help you improve your short term and long term memory.
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Cognitive scientists recommend that we should write our notes by hand for better recall. But thanks to the keyboard, writing isn’t our default anymore. So researchers from RMIT University went and did the second best thing. They developed a special font that makes your notes easier to remember.
Sans Forgetica is deliberately designed to be difficult to read. This ‘desirable difficulty’ forces the brain to pay more attention to the material and help it process the information in a more efficient way.
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You can download and install Sans Forgetica as an OpenFont file. Also, there is a Chrome extension that converts any on-screen text to Sans Forgetica.
School teaches us to memorize stuff by rote. That’s not the best way to learn, but it is effective when you have to give a speech, retell jokes, or practice for an exam where memorization is the only way through. The Memorize By Heart app follows a method that it hopes will work for you.
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Recite your content into the app. The app then transcribes that into text. Then all you have to do is recite back to the app as it gives you feedback on how accurate your memorization is.
The app helps you test your memory by removing letters and words, mimicking the first letter of each word, or even by re-ordering the sequence...
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