How to Improve Memory

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Andrew Zhang


Our abilities to handle novel situations and utilize critical thinking depends heavily on our ever-expanding memory. While activities like problem solving and learning require persistence and effort, studies suggest there are ways to optimize our time and increase our efficiency to remember new things. Since the late 1800’s, research has been uncovering how our memory works. Psychological theories on memory paved the road for our understanding of memory, and many classrooms conducted applied research to test the efficacy of different learning techniques. Recently, neurological studies on memory are also corroborating the evidence seen in older psychological studies. 

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Andrew Zhang

Andrew Zhang is a sophomore majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Currently, he is a research assistant in Dr. Huimin Zhao’s lab and also part of UIUC’s American Chemistry Society and REACT.