Our life consists of a series of memories. If we did not have the ability to remember, we would not have developed as a person. Imagine that you can reproduce everything in the brain in the smallest detail. How your career has advanced and life has improved! Many people dream of developing a photographic memory. But can this skill be practiced? What exercises promote quick memorization? Let’s talk about this in more detail in our article.
Emotions as a simulator
The human brain is a real modern machine, and there is not a single engine that can compare with it! Every day around us there are a lot of events, and we remember a lot of information. Later, some of the information is erased from the memory, only the brightest events from the past remain, and both pleasant and negative. This memory mechanism is fairly easy to explain: we clearly remember the things that caused us strong emotions.
Ways to develop a photographic memory with exercise
If you are interested in “living” more life and preventing the mistakes of the past, train your mind. With the help of regular workouts, you can achieve a photographic memory.
They say that the military has long used this technique to develop photographic memory from their operatives. You will need:
- A sheet of paper with a rectangular cut-out – so that it fits a paragraph of text from the book;
- Darkroom (bathroom is the best option) in which you can easily turn on and off the light.
Attach a cutout sheet to the page so that it displays text well. Determine the ideal distance at which you will keep it so that your eyes are focused. Turn off the light and let your eyes adjust to the dark. Then, looking at the paragraph, turn on the light and quickly turn it off again. The image of the paragraph will remain in your memory. It is said that if you practice such an exercise every day for 15 minutes for a month, this will improve your ability to memorize so much that you can, barely looking at any passage of the text, instantly remember it.
Our brain processes visual and spatial data perfectly. More likely to remember unusual and even strange things. Use the mental image of a building that you know well or a route that you often walk. Write down a list of key points (landmarks) of this place. For each element come up with a fancy image. Continuous monitoring of the object will definitely make your memory clingier. For starters, you can take simple objects, such as a vase or cup. You must continuously look at the object for 5 minutes without looking away. Then close your eyes and try to remember all the details. At first, there will be 5-6 of them, and after each lesson, their number will increase. Then open your eyes and look at the object again, comparing it with the image you have created in your mind. And so on until.
When you meet a new person, try looking at him to form a visual image. So you rather remember his name. Create an association related to the appearance of this person or his profession.
For a beginner who wants to develop the ability to photographic memory, it is very important to be in a calm atmosphere and have a quiet environment without distractions. Nothing destroys the mind like chaos.
In order to concentrate better, you need to be able to relax. Our brain is constantly trying to process a large amount of information, so it is necessary to let go of useless thoughts and concentrate on the most important. Meditation helps to get rid of distractions, calms and aims at the result.
Do not hurry!
If you want to remember your first kiss, a wonderful friendship, a good book, or even your last vacation, you must learn patience to vividly remember the details, the tiny pieces that make up the mosaic of our life. Take your time and take time to feel every moment. Be attentive to what surrounds you, watch what is happening.
Additionally, try the following helpful tips for memory training:
- Solve crosswords more often;
- Read books and newspapers;
- Play board games;
- Learn new languages;
- Do not forget about physical activity.
Regularly working on yourself, you will surely succeed and get good results in the development of photographic memory!