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Soila Morales # Posted on October 3, 2022 at 11:23 am

Memory retention is the ability to remember or recall information over a period of time. This is distinct from working memory, which is tied to the number of items an individual can process at a given moment in time.

Strong memory retention means that a learner can easily put knowledge to use without occupying or overloading working memory, since background knowledge will be readily available. This leaves the individual with more cognitive scope to think creatively, critically, or analytically, since those require working memory. We have different ways to remember what we learn, there are visual learners, auditory learners, and haptic learners. The Human memory is divided in multiple parts of memory retention, you have sensory memory which is any memory less than a second, short-term memory (working memory) that is a memory a minute or less, long-term memory that is a lifetime memory, but from these come explicit memory a conscious memory, implicit memory is an unconscious memory, declarative memories are fact and events, procedural memories are tasks and events, episodic memories are experiences and events, semantic memories are concepts and facts. We tend to remember 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss with others, 80% of what we personally experience, 95% or what we teach others. There are many ways to improve memory retention and here are some simple exercises to help

1. Get a good night’s sleep

2. Exercise regularly

3. Repeat or re-learn the information later

4. Test yourself

5. Put the information in your “memory palace”

6. Use a mnemonic device

7. Pay attention

8. Make it relevant to your life

We must always remember that Strong memory retention means that a learner can easily put knowledge to use without occupying or overloading working memory, since background knowledge will be readily available. This leaves the individual with more cognitive scope to think creatively, critically, or analytically, since those require working memory.