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10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Memory

You need this. Test your memory skills and improve your concentration, but don't forget to have fun with the new Simon Swipe.

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1. Get a good night’s rest.

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Getting an adequate amount of sleep (at least seven hours) has been found to trigger changes in the brain that help improve memory.

2. Do a few brain exercises.

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Lumosity is a mobile app designed by neuroscientists to help improve brain function with simplistic mini games. Play easy, fun games that will test your spatial memory! You can even evaluate your performance index and map your progress online.

3. Hit the gym more often.

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Aerobic exercise encourages increased blood flow to the hippocampus, which plays an important role in long- and short-term memory. The increase in brain blood flow positively impacts brain health, which in turn promises positive impacts on memory.

4. Don’t worry, be happy. :-)

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Studies show that depression causes an increase in cortisol levels in the bloodstream. Once in the brain, increased cortisol levels have been shown to diminish certain parts, chiefly the hippocampus (which is essential to memory).

5. Just breathe...

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Bhramari pranayama is a breathing exercise practiced in yoga, focused on aiding meditation. One of the many benefits of this exercise is that it can improve memory and concentration. Learn how to try it here.

6. Eat like a king.

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Foods containing omega-3s, antioxidants, and other *clutch* ingredients have been associated with positive impacts on brain health. Try berries, leafy greens, and fatty fish to turn your brain game around!

7. Laugh a little, dumdum.

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Literally taking the saying "laughter is the best medicine" above and beyond, studies show that laughter can positively impact brain function and, more specifically, memory.

8. EMPLOY THE ~METHOD OF LOCI~.

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You can use this nifty little trick to help you remember to do certain things. It involves associating things you want to remember with specific things along your route to work, for example, or around the house.

9. Don’t be afraid to get sEnSiTive.

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When trying to remember something specific, associate your intended idea with colors, smells, textures, tastes, and sounds. It will help you more than you think!

10. Practice makes perfect.

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When studying for an exam, try rehearsing, writing and rewriting, reading aloud, and reciting. Each of these have been found to have a positive impact on memory retention.

Try adding a little color to the mix.

Many studies have evidence to prove that color has an impact on memory performance by way of increasing attention level. Play Simon to create a stronger association with color and memory retention.
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Many studies have evidence to prove that color has an impact on memory performance by way of increasing attention level. Play Simon to create a stronger association with color and memory retention.

THNX 4 THE MEMS. Put your decked-out memory and concentration skills to the test with Hasbro's new Simon Swipe.