This is a blog about memory improvement. I currently writing a book about memory improvement and this blog gives me an opportunity to explore themes that will be addressed in the book.
We all worry about memory. The young worry if they will remember for the next exam. The old worry about failing memories and the specter of Alzheimer’s disease. We would all like to have a better memory for the books we read and the people we meet.
I teach educational psychology at Cleveland State University. As I read the scientific research on memory I am struck by how little of our understanding of memory and memory improvement has reached the general public. There are techniques that can improve memory, but most people don’t know about them.
In this blog, I will review what we know about memory improvement and explain how I apply these findings in my own life. I will debunk myths and publicize important new findings. Above all, I want to encourage a sense of curiosity, optimism and self control about memory.