Discover how our memory works and how to stimulate our brain, from newborn over teenager and adulthood to old age
The purpose of this course is to offer you an overview of our memory throughout our different periods of life. We are going to explore its evolution during the course of a life time. Each lecture will include exercises to improve our memory, advice to help other people and finally also explanations to allow us to better understand how our memory works.
The first lectures are dedicated to a few basic concepts: the different types of memory and the process of learning. These first lectures will be used to have a common basis and the same vocabulary.
This course is divided into four parts: childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
Part 1: Childhood and memory
Children are little concerned with memory. Yet from the youngest age their brain operates at full speed. It is thanks to memory that a child learns to speak, to move, to act in the world that surrounds him. In this part we will explore several themes:
Part 2: The discovery of the world, memory of adolescents
- How does a child's memory function,
- Why do we forget our first memories,
- How to foster the memory of a child in school and in life,
- Discover and even create some memory games yourself.
With puberty, a series of changes appear, not only in the body, but also in the brain. These changes are also reflected at memory level. Between 10 and 14 years old, the memory of the child evolves into a new version which foreshadows that of the adult. A teenager discovers gradually the process of memory that will fully flourish a few years later. To illustrate this transformation, we will explore the following topics:
Part 3: At cruise speed, the adult.
- The discovery of the power of memory and its laws,
- How to anchor a memory in the long term,
- How to find back, what was stored up there
In this part, we will explore a series of tips and tricks to remember in a more effective manner. It is here that we will dive deep into the methods of storage. Diving deep, also means to better understand the biology of memory which goes along with it. We will be exploring the following topics:
Part 4: The Autumn of memory
- The biology of memory,
- How to remember as an adult,
- The hygiene of memory,
- Different Tips and methods for memorizing a list, a story, a number or an anniversary…
We often associate old age with the loss of memory. In reality, things are more nuanced than that. There are more fears and myths than a real degradation of memory, provided, however, that we respect certain rules. That is what we are going to explore in this part.
- The decline of the memory, so what is it about?
- How to keep an active memory.
Throughout this course, there are tons of exercises, practical tips and tricks, as well as strategies and advice to strengthen your memory. Dive in deep right now and take control of your memory and learning skills.