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Method for memory

Grow with Confidence, a method to improve attention and memory at any age.

Since lifespans have increased dramatically in modern societies, exercising memory has become a necessity beginning at a certain age. Memory is a phenomenon of the mind that allows one to codify, store and recall past information (R. Feldman).

It is the result of repetitive synaptic firing between neurons, which in turn, creates neural networks.

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Memory is everything. Without it, we’re nothing.¨ E. Kandel. Nobel Prize in medicine, 2000. Memory is the glue that unites our mind.

” Instead of recording every event in your life, the brain records conjunctions of the occurrence of certain events. Out of the conjunction, it can then replay the construct” A. Damasio, neuroscientist


How does Growing with Confidence work when applied to adults?

Grow with Confidence is a scientifically tested method that improves attention and induces a relaxed state. It also develops the auditory memory and all of the five senses.

The method’s exercises stimulate creativity, attention, autonomy and problem solving by focusing on a person’s self-management. In addition, Grow with Confidence works important neural areas of the brain with relaxing sound wave frequencies that range from alpha to theta.

Regular work with the method will accelerate the learning process, as well as the processing and recovery of information.

Memory

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Can someone train and improve their memory?

A strong memory depends on the health and vitality of one’s brain.

There are older adults who wish to preserve and improve mental faculty, similar to the way that a student wishes to increase test-taking performance or professionals train themselves to keep their mind in optimal shape. There are endless activities that can be undertaken to achieve this.

How can memory be improved?

There are many strategies to achieve this: neuroscience has demonstrated the brain’s incredible plasticity when tasked with recovery, adapting to changes, or new learning. This is true throughout one’s life, even at advanced age.

With appropriate stimulation, brains are able to chart new paths, to alter existing connections and to adapt and react in a flexible way.

In addition, the human brain has shown an incredible ability to renew itself through learning and memory.

It’s possible to increase the brain’s plasticity to improve cognitive function, to acquire new information and to improve memory.

Practical advice to improve memory

The best exercises break the routine thereby forcing the development of new neurological routes. They are three basic conditions that each exercise ought to fulfill: It must be something original and new.

2) It requires some measure of effort.

3) It is something pleasant or fun.

How should the method be used?

It’s sufficient to listen to one piece daily, which will only take about seven minutes. If that isn’t possible, a piece ought to be listened to several times a week.

Which pieces are most appropriate to listen to?

The only rule is that one start with the first piece, as this is when important instruction is given regarding the creation of a special or internal place. The rest of the pieces will refer back to this.
The rest of them can be listened to as one sees best. It would be interesting to listen to them in a random fashion, for instance.

What are the effects of music and relaxation on memory?

We have a sensory memory that is able to register perceived sensations and does so, naturally, through our senses. (CAN I ELIMINATE EVERYTHING AFTER SENSATIONS?)

This part of memory can process large amounts of information simultaneously.
It uses a series of information storage areas that come from the different senses that extend the stimulation’s duration.

Music and relaxation form a perfect symbiosis: they’re stimuli that enrich sensory, cognitive and motor processes; they increase one’s willingness to change; they reinforce memory and foster creativity.

How do sounds or music affect us?

Music affects our brain, thought, spirit and mind. It enriches sensorial, motor, and cognitive processes; it fosters creativity and the willingness to change.

Sounds are vibrations with different frequencies that become electric signals that connect to our central nervous system.

Rhythm, tonality, melody and harmony refer to different areas of the brain; all of them connect to each other through complex neurological pathways.

Intense musical emotion connects to cerebral regions that participate in the process of reward and motivation, such as the ventral striatum, the amygdala, the midbrain and parts of the frontal cortex. The release of dopamine is also involved, as it is the neurotransmitter associated to the regulation of emotion, alertness and mood. (I don’t know how to write this last sentence)

Did you know that the human brain operates using various wave frequencies that determine behavior, thought, emotions and the ability for learning?

Which frequencies are involved?

Human beings pass through stages of growth. In each one, specific types of brainwaves are employed:

Delta: deep sleep. From 0 to 2 years old. (1 to 3 Hz)
Theta: deep sleep. Meditation. From 2 to 6 years old. (4 to 7 Hz)
Alpha: state of relaxation. Light sleep. Meditation. These mostly appear during the adult years. (8 to 12 Hz)
Beta: awake. From 12 years old. (12 to 30 Hz)
Gamma: greater mental activity (40 to 100 Hz

Where is memory processed in our brains?

The function of memory is distributed in different areas of the brain:

Hippocampus – plays an important role in memory and learning. It also transfers information stored in the short-term memory to the long-term memory.
Temporal lobe – stores memories from our childhood. In the right-central hemisphere, meanings of words are stored.
Parietal-temporal lobe – stores information from learning
Frontal lobes – organize perception and thought.
Cerebellum – stores many of our involuntary processes

How is information processed and stored in our brains?

Memory usually works with three fundamental processes:

• The processing or codification of received information.
• Storage, or creating a file for the codified information.
• Recovery of stored information at any time, thus being able to make use of that information

What types of memory do we have?
Short-term, medium-term, long-term memory

How is information learned and stored in memory?
Memory is made up of different sections.

Short-term memory lasts for a few minutes, while long-term memory can last many days or longer periods. Experiments about behavior suggest that there’s a gradual transformation from short to long-term memory that is achieved through repetition. Through repetition perfection is achieved. (Kandel, In Search of Memory) I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO FIND THIS QUOTE IN ENGLISH

What does long-term memory consist of?

It is a storage house or database of unknown capacity that stores information, memories, images and sounds.

How does long-term memory work?

There are two types of long-term memory: explicit and implicit. Explicit requires a conscious recalling of facts, information or events and can be verbal and contextual. It involves areas such as the hippocampus and medial temporal lobe.

Implicit long-term memory unconsciously and automatically interacts with motor, perceptual, emotional and non-verbal abilities and is managed by the amygdala, cerebellum or through the reflex route (driving, riding a bike, etc.)

What does this difference between explicit and implicit memory suggest?

This discovery is related to another scientific principle:

The conscious mind processes 40 stimuli per second, while the unconscious mind processes 20 million (Norretranders, 1998).

That is to say that the unconscious mind perceives surroundings and reacts immediately with previously learned behavior, yet without the help of the conscious mind.

Is there any way to access or modify automatically acquired information, if need be?
We have access to huge banks of information that have been built throughout our lives. Yes, we are able to access and modify stored information that is useless, incorrect or prevents growth.
previamente adquirido y sin ayuda de la mente consciente.


Did you know that the mind processes 20 million stimuli per second, while the conscious only 40?
Or did you know that there are strategies to reset or reorganize all of the information that isn’t useful or prevents growth?

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