A Collection of Web Pages About Remembering More of What You Hear
How to remember what you hear – A simple, research-based tip
Do you ever get frustrated because you listen to a story, presentation, or lecture, but later – sometimes as little as a few hours later – can recall little to nothing about it?
Call it self awareness – or, perhaps more accurately, call it aging – but for whatever reason I have become increasingly conscious of the fact that I forget a tremendous amount of what I hear, even when I am listening with the intent of learning.
As a result, I’ve been looking for solid, research-based tips on how to remember what you hear…More at http://missiontolearn.com
How to retain information that I hear – Quora
The point here is the desire to be able to recall what I heard was intense.
So the first requirement for recalling information is the intense desire to do so.
A lot of memory is about you and your personal interests.
You will see a thing a hundred or a thousand times and not realise that you are mentally filling in a missing gap because you have no interest in the gap and make no mental note of its existence…More at http://quora.com
How do I remember conversations better? – memory recall verbal | Ask MetaFilter
You probably can’t remember what you had for lunch two weeks ago, but you can remember some random event when you were four years old.
That decades-old event is remembered because it was emotionally significant and probably involved pain, joy, sadness, etc.
Focusing on things that are emotionally relevant to you will help you recall conversations…More at http://ask.metafilter.com
How to train myself to remember what others say – Quora
In active listening you want to listen at many different levels, what is on the surface, the fact and what is under the surface, the emotions and feelings being expressed.
During the conversation is there some subtext, a deeper intention underneath the facts?
By increasing the scope of what a person listens too, you increase the chances of understanding and remembering more of what is being said.
This is what listening to facts, feelings and intentions means…More at http://quora.com
How can I remember people and conversations if I have memory problems? | Memory Loss – Sharecare
Keep a diary so you can recall what you did, who you talked with and so forth.
Log telephone calls, recording the date and time of the call, the person you spoke with and what you discussed.
Not only will this help imprint the information in your memory, but you’ll have a permanent record of the conversation should you need to refer to it later….More at http://sharecare.com
How To Remember A Conversation
Auditory memory strategies – Speechbloguk
Memory is a complex thing and has been the subject of lots of research. We all find some types of information easier to remember than others.
Some people are great at remembering faces, others seem to have an almost inexhaustible capacity to remember dates.
I’m sure most people reading this can identify things they find quite easy to remember and other things they really struggle with.
For example, I am quite good at remembering what I have done, but dreadful at remembering trivia facts or directions…More at http://speechbloguk.com
Never Get Lost Again! Tips for Remembering Directions
Driving somewhere can be fun and exciting, but once you turn around in circles, your idea of a good time starts crumbling down. When you can’t remember directions and addresses, you start to panic and stress out. In times like these, your memory fails you and can make the situation even worse.
By remembering these strategies, you’ll avoid getting stuck in this situation.
1. Map It. Draw a picture map in your brain of where you’re going. Remember significant markers like a tree, a corner, or a store. Visualize how the main roads run from north to south, or east to west. Now, you have an idea where the main roads are and how they branch out into side streets. Most importantly, you know how to get back just in case you do get lost.
2. Actualize It. Before going somewhere, plan your activity ahead by studying a map…More at http://improvememory.org
Following Directions: Why Children Struggle With It
Are you constantly asking your child things like “Are you listening to me?” Find out why some kids have trouble following directions, and how to help.
By Amanda Morin
Most kids have times when they ignore directions. But if you’re constantly asking your child things like “Are you listening to me?” or “Why haven’t you done what I’ve asked,” there may be something more going on.
At a Glance: 4 Possible Reasons Your Child Doesn’t Follow Directions
Certain learning and attention issues can make it hard for kids to understand and follow directions…More at http://understood.org
Following instructions from working memory: Why does action at encoding and recall help?
Two experiments investigated the consequences of action at encoding and recall on the ability to follow sequences of instructions.
Children ages 7–9 years recalled sequences of spoken action commands under presentation and recall conditions that either did or did not involve their physical performance.
In both experiments, recall was enhanced by carrying out the instructions as they were being initially presented and also by performing them at recall…More at http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov