When you remember things you’re always convinced that you remember them correctly right?
In fact how many times have you found yourself in an argument with someone else because their version of a story differs to yours? How many times have you said your memory is wrong and mine is right?
Funnily enough, the truth is much more complex than either of you being right; in fact, it’s most likely that you’re both wrong!
How can that be possible?
Your brain only remembers key details and fills in the blanks.
In other words your memory is not stored like a film, where the exact scene can be played back time and time again; if you’re brain did this with every little thing that happens you’d probably go mad!
No, your brain takes mental notes and stores them in your memory banks, when it needs to access that memory, the brain delves into your filing cabinet for memories, retrieves the notes and then reconstructs the memory from scratch.
We’re sure you can understand how inaccurate this can be!
This brings us to your study habits; are you writing notes or reading through books, watching lectures and hoping your brain will remember every little thing?
Seriously, how far do you think that will get you?
Write notes, keep on top of your game, make sure you’re doing what needs to be done.
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