There have been more than one hundred postings to this blog, so there is much to peruse. Although I do make an attempt to make new findings in human cognition available, timeliness is not an objective for the most part. The fundamental premise underlying this blog is that there is no magic road to a healthy memory.
Clicking on the About link in the sideboard will provide information about the blog and the blog’s author. There are three themes that this blog pursues.
One theme is that an understanding of human memory and cognition is fundamental to a healthy memory. Understanding how memory works and how well memory performs at different ages is important. It is also important to have a basic understanding of the basic limitations and shortcomings of human memory so that cognitive errors and biases can be recognized and compensated for.
A second theme deals with mnemonic techniques. Mnemonic techniques have been around since the Ancient Greeks. They are proven techniques that not only boost memory performance but provide exercise that fosters a healthy memory.
The third theme is called transactive memory. Transactive memory refers to those memories that are outside your biological brain. They reside in other human beings and in all types of technology from books and paper to the vast expanses of cyberspace. Transactive memory provides vast resources for cognitive and social growth as well as for a healthy memory.
You can being at the beginning (that is at the bottom of the blog postings as the most recent postings appear at the top of the blog) moving upwards reading blogs of interest. Be aware that to benefit fully from this blog, you need to do more than read the postings. You need to try and practice the mnemonic techniques and pursue topics in transactive memory that interest you.
Another strategy is to go by the links listed under Categories and pursue the topics of most interest to you.
Should these links not be visible on the sideboard, then reenter the healthymemory.wordpress.com url and redisplay.
New postings should be coming in a matter of weeks.
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