When training is not well
Maybe you think you'll get better at developing memorizing things if you practice a lot. Sorry,
but it doesn't work that way.
In 1927, a scientist tested 187 university students on their ability to memorize
poetry, the meaning of Turkish words, dates of historical events, and other things.
Then some students practiced memorizing things. Others learned techniques for
remembering things. And the rest did nothing at all related to memory.
When the scientist tested the students again, the group that had learned techniques for
memorizing things did much better on the test than the others. The students who had
practiced memorizing things and the students who had done nothing at all did about the
same on the test as they did before.
Scientists have discovered that you don't get better at memorizing things just by doing
it more. But you can get better by learning some clever tricks that help you out.
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When researchers tested average adults for recognition rather than
specific recall, they were wildly surprised to discover that photographs are so loaded
with objective information and subjective meaning that an eidetic memory isn’t needed to
recall if an image has been seen before.
It had been long established that people with
average memories could be asked to recall a list of four digits and read them back
accurately a few minutes later, but as the number was increased and the recall time was
extended to an hour, most failed. A resulting scientific paper was wryly titled, “The
Magic Number Seven, plus or minus two,” summarizing the normal recall variance of
between five and nine digits. Phone numbers are a case in point. Some people easily recall
these seven-digit numbers, while others forever look them up. We normally deal with area
codes as add-on separate entities.
The imagery surprise came when a researcher tried to test how many slides
average adults could recognize a week after a projection session of one every five
seconds. His colleagues predicted accurate results of no more than twenty from projected
pairings with previously unseen images that randomly alternated position. He kept
expanding his tests until he established that average adults could recognize at least
10,000 images after a week with an accuracy that did not fall off as the number of images
to be remembered rose. He found no upper limit.
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Eidetic memory (Photographic memory) found in 5% children. These children can
remember an entire page of writing in an unfamiliar language after only seeing
it for a short period of time. Only a few have eidetic memory in adulthood.
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