Memory is the ability to store, retain, and recall information. This can apply both to organisms as well as to artificial systems.

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How can I succeed in remembering people's names?

Even after I have asked a person's name a number of times, I still have trouble remembering it. How can I improve my ability with recalling names?
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Preparing questions when studying some topic

I noticed that I focus very well and do not forget the topic for months when I am told to prepare some questions for problem session (recitation) hours of the course I assist. On the other hand, I ...
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What are some of the techniques on increasing memory stamina?

Maybe it is my age (approaching 41), but my short term memory isn't as good as it was when I was younger. As such, I feel that my level of productivity is suffering. I am looking for ways to increase ...
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What is a good way to learn or memorize the conversions inch/cm, mile/km, foot/meter?

I was thinking to make comparative drawings on a paper and stick the paper on the wall. Do you have other ideas? I have studied math, but used for many years cm/m/km, and now I need to learn the new ...
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Inability to function without use of the exocortex

As someone at least passably competent at productivity-enhancing procedures and tools, I've developed an extensive exocortex for information. This information usually enters the input chute from ...
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Which paper systems exist to crank through many vocabulary flashcards?

Anki, a computer based space repetition system is what I'm currently using to memorize words. I've also seen one or two paper based systems and think they might be a good complement to a computer ...