Roni Tibon and Elisa Cooper publish an article, aimed at children, about increasing memory.
In the article published in Frontiers for Young Minds, Roni Tibon and Elisa Cooper explain how to increase our ability to remember, either for a few seconds or for many years. They explain that memory is a way of thinking that ties together several pieces of information, so that they make fewer pieces of information. There are two ways the brain does this. One is called “chunking” and it is a way of thinking that allows us to keep more information in our memory for very short time periods.
When we need to remember information for a long time, we can use a similar process called “unitization,” which links two or more items together through a relationship between them. This article was written for curious children who are interested in understanding the way our memory works and how it can be improved. It is, however, also enjoyable for adults!