nfluence of impressions and emotions on the memory
You need to get a deep, accurate, vivid impression of what you need to remember. As the camera will not give pictures in the fog, so the person’s consciousness will not save the vague impressions.
Because the impression is directly related to the imagination, any techniques that allow you to develop imagination and imaginative thinking, as well as manage them, can be useful for memorization.
Relatively simple events in life that produce a particularly strong impression on a person can be remembered immediately for a long time and for a long time, and after many years from the first and only meeting with them they can act in consciousness with distinctness and clarity.
More complex and less interesting events a person can experience dozens of times, but they do not stick to the memory for a long time.
With close attention to the event, it is enough to have his one-time experience, so that in the future, accurately and in the right order, reproduce from memory his main points.
Lack of sufficient attention in the perception of information can not be offset by an increase in the number of its repetitions.
What a person is particularly interested in, is remembered without any difficulty. This regularity manifests itself particularly clearly in mature years.
Rare, strange, unusual impressions are remembered better than the usual, often encountered.
The focus on the material studied, combined with selectivity, allows the person to concentrate his attention, and, consequently, to adjust the memory to the perception of only potentially useful information.
To better remember the material, it is recommended to repeat it shortly before normal retirement. In this case, the memory is better stored in memory, since it will not mix with other impressions, which for the time being are usually superimposed on each other and thereby prevent memorization, distracting our attention.
About the situations that left a bright, emotional trace in our memory, we think more than emotionally neutral events. Positive emotions, as a rule, contribute to recall, and negative impedes.
If at the moment of memorization a person is in an uplifted or depressed mood, then artificial restoration of the corresponding emotional state in him during recall improves memory.