Week 4 – Discussion Board 2

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    • #52509
      Avatar photoArt Liebl

      From the video, what are the techniques to good mental retention? Comment on the presentation you watched at Vimeo.com and what you thought about the ideas presented. Respond to two fellow students by Monday.

    • #54599
      Shivangi Patel

      For mental health a priority-
      Get proper sleep
      Physical activity/exercise
      Connect with others, make time with friends
      Give to/ help others
      Develop an attitude of gratitude
      Take time in nature
      Learn new skills, or develop existing abilities
      Listen to your body, harness your body
      Eat a varied diet
      Repeat and retrieve
      Any time you learn a new piece of information, you’re more likely to mentally record that information if it’s repeated.
      Repetition reinforces the connections we create between neurons. Repeat what you hear out loud. Try using it in a sentence. Write it down and read it aloud.
      Try acronyms, abbreviations, and mnemonics
      Mnemonic devices can be in the form of acronyms, abbreviations, songs, or rhymes.
      Construct a “mind palace”
      The mind palace technique is often used by memory champions. In this ancient technique, you create a visual and complex place to store a set of memories.
      Keep yourself busy
      A busy schedule can maintain your brain’s episodic memory. One study linked busy schedules to better cognitive function.

      • #54644
        Avatar photoEstevao Rosacruz

        Great list Shivangi, its amazing how taking care of your body does so many good things for your mind.

      • #54651
        Avatar photoCarolina Swanstrom

        Great tip of repeating what you hear out loud, I’ve done it before for tests in school and it’s always been a helpful technique!

      • #54659
        Saika Pierre

        I’ve done so many of these before, sometimes unknowingly. It’s cool to see how everything on the exterior can be a reflection of what is going on in our minds.

      • #54662
        Carlos Martinez

        In a healthy body will always going to be a healthy mind

    • #54639
      Avatar photoCarolina Swanstrom

      There are many memory recall techniques like Mnemonics, Acrostics, association, chunking, etc. associating new information with things you already know can help you retain it. Meeting someone new and storing information about them in your brain can help in remembering that person with a specific object, smell or words that they used.
      One key to keeping your mind young is to keep it busy and challenged through learning and stimulation. Traveling, learning new languages, picking up a musical instrument, taking art or cooking classes, doing puzzles, playing board games.
      There’s also lifestyle changes that can help with this, such as:
      Eating food that help with memory such as leafy green vegetables, nuts, berries, tea, coffee and oily fish, is a great way to promote your overall health while strengthening your brain.
      Meditation, stress reduction and keeping up with social relationships are good activities to keep your brain relaxed, which increases your blood flow.

      • #54645
        Avatar photoEstevao Rosacruz

        It`s amazing how there are so many different types of memory techniques to choose and adapt to our own need, and some of them fit perfectly into our interpretation context, right?

    • #54643
      Avatar photoEstevao Rosacruz

      Regular exercise is linked to improved cognitive function. Ensure 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night for effective memory consolidation. Consume a balanced diet rich in omega-3s and antioxidants. Stay hydrated to avoid impairing cognitive function. Practice mindfulness through meditation to reduce stress and improve focus. Stay organized using planners and to-do lists to minimize cognitive load. Visualize information by creating mental images or diagrams, or use something like the mind pallace technique. Reinforce your understanding by teaching others what you’ve learned. Use mnemonic devices like acronyms and rhymes for easier memory recall. Break down large amounts of information into smaller, manageable chunks. Engage actively with the material through discussions and hands-on activities. Mix up study methods to keep learning diverse and engaging. Regularly review and revisit previously learned material. Create a focused study environment by limiting distractions. Spend time in natural sunlight to ensure adequate Vitamin D for brain health.

      • #54650
        Avatar photoCarolina Swanstrom

        It’s such a relief that there’s tips/techniques out there to keep up with the mental retention, specially being in the medical interpreter world, where its easy to feel overwhelm with all the words.

      • #54660
        Saika Pierre

        I’ll be stocking up on vitamin D for the remainder of this course!

      • #54663
        Carlos Martinez

        Its crazy how people cant take care of themselves no following all the things that you said that was a great comment.

    • #54658
      Saika Pierre

      There are several techniques for good mental retention. You can draw connections/create associations between what you are trying to remember and things that are familiar to make them meaningful. Taking care of your health can decrease fatigue, stress, brain fog, and health risks and diseases. When learning a new skill to form neural pathways and alter existing connections, we are using our brain’s neuroplasticity, and doing so allows you to keep your brain sharp. Regular exercise is highly beneficial for good mental retention because when you exercise the body, you exercise the brain. This will enhance your ability to process and recall information.

      Additionally, you can write things down to remember and recite them out loud. You can also memorize by pacing or walking while reacting or looking at a list. Methods like Mnmonic help us associate a visual image with a word. Another method, acrostics, is sentences that help you remember a series of letters that stand for something. Rhymes and alliteration can help us retain information. Chunking breaks down a list of information into more manageable and smaller chunks.

    • #54661
      Carlos Martinez

      Learn from the general to the specific.
      Create association
      Take care of your self and learn new skills
      Relax ( control stress)
      Recite and repeat
      Create pictures turn abstracts ideas into concrete actions and images
      Write down notes
      Have a good sleep every day at least 8 hours remember sleep regenerates your body
      Make what you want to remember as visual and as absurd as possible
      Combine memory techniques
      Remember peoples names after learning by interacting with them differently
      Notice when you do remember
      Use it before you loose it
      Remember you never forget
      Create abbreviations
      Make a mind map

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