How To Improve Memory

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Andrew Zhang


Memory is important in learning and is built over time and practice. Not all memory strategies are built equally. Recent evidence in both neurological and practical settings suggests that specific strategies can increase memory performance. Compared to traditional block studying, strategies such as the testing effect, spacing effect, interleaving, chunking, and the method of loci significantly improve the efficiency of encoding new memories.

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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. He believes that neuroscience is a great field to learn about. There are so many things to learn about the brain - especially ideas that can improve our lives. He is excited to be a part of Brain Matters in sharing neuro- science!