OK, what exactly does “hacking your brain” mean? Well, your brain has a ton of functions (duh!) but memory and recognition have to be up there on the importance list. The problem is that your brain doesn’t work the way you’d expect. For example, reading something once rarely results in a lifelong recollection of the article. Dumbed down a little, meeting a guy at a party once doesn’t mean you’ll recall his name in a month.
The key to getting your brain to recall information is complicated and Kim Roach (an occasional contributor to Dumb Little Man) has the goods on some solid ways you can increase your recollection rate.
I will share her 10 pieces of wisdom but you’ll need to hit her site to get the run down on these. She goes into detail on all of them.
- The Method of Loci
- The Image-Name Technique
- Mind Mapping
- Write an Article
- Peg words
I don’t know about you but a few of those contain words I have never heard of. To read into them, check out 10 Ways to Hack Your Brain at The Optimized Life