Brain & Nervous System Healthy Living

How to Trick Your Brain into Remembering Almost Anything


There are few people in the world who do not struggle to remember things every once in a while. In the most hectic moments, you might forget about bringing the grocery list to the store or try to remember someone’s name only to have it go in one ear and sneak out the other. So, it is no wonder that you want to learn how to remember things faster or how to retain information for longer periods of time.

It doesn’t take long for people to forget random bits of information—even if it is highly important. Research has even found that it takes only an hour to forget about 50 percent of what you had learned, if that information is not used. Within 24 hours, you lose 70 percent. Should seven days pass without using that information, nearly 90 percent will be lost.

Obviously, we can’t all be like the Grandmaster of Memory and four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis, who has memorized nine decks of shuffled cards and can list hundreds of names after one listen. But you can utilize the same techniques to improve your memory.

Here are some tips to help you retain information for longer, so you too can be a Memory Champion: