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Psychology: Knowing How the Brain Work
The brain is the organ that controls all operations in human beings including metabolism,
respiration, body movement, memory, and many more. It determines the intelligence quotient of
a person, as it determines one’s personality, character, and behavior. This paper will analyze
comprehensively, human memory. Memory is the mental process, which includes the retention
and recalling of information as well as events that occur in one’s life or witnessed happen by an
individual. It further includes the procedures of receiving, coding or interpreting, and recording
events as they happen, information as received, and facts as proven then storing them in one’s
brains for later use. As a result, human memory is classified into three main categories namely;
the sensory, short-term, and long-term memory.
There are a number of procedures with which to enhance one’s memory. One of the main
procedures of improving one’s memory is by the development of acronyms. Acronyms are
shortened words, often formed from the first letter from a particular group of words, to enhance
easier and faster recalling of the other words in the group. For instance, the seven colors forming
up a rainbow are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet respectively. Recalling all
these seven colors in their subsequent positions may be difficult for many people. Nonetheless,
the formation of an acronym from the fists letters of each color of the rainbow will give the word
ROYGBIV, which is much easier to master compared to all the seven words in their subsequent
positions. (Redish, 2013)
The method of enhancing one’s memory is quite efficient, especially when one intends to
recall words in a specific order. It is undisputed that a person can creatively develop as many
acronyms for different groups of words as possible, and work to master them. Human brain
works in such a manner that in can be able to easily remember, comprehend and arrange a
specific sequence of words from an acronym. Moreover, acronyms can remain in a person’s

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PSYCHOLOGY: KNOWING HOW THE BRAIN WORK 3
memory for as long as his or her lifetime. However, the use of acronyms helps one to easily,
recall a sequence of worlds but not to understand or effectively comprehend the exact idea
behind them. It is a given that the best way to recall events or words is by mastering,
understanding, and comprehending them; and this what acronyms do not do.
Repetition is equally a technique with which one can enhance his or her memory. As the
maxim goes, ‘practice makes perfect’, so does the human brain operates. It is definite that human
brain will tend to remember of the words, phrases, formulae, or events that it has encountered
very regularly, especially at close intervals. For instance, if a person engages into a given
procedure once and again, and for several types and at closer intervals, this person is likely to
master these procedures, and can work accurately follow them without reference after sometime.
This technique enhances the memory of a person, as repletion turns events from being mere
procedures into being habits. (Pinker, 2009)
In conclusion, human memory can be enhanced through a number of procedures. No
human being has a bad memory, as every memory capabilities of every brain can be improved
through diverse memory-enhancing techniques, unless they are proven to have abnormalities by
the relevant medical PR actioners. Hence, every person can enhance his or her memory ability
through numerous procedures such as use of acronyms, repletion, use of acrostics, use of rhymes
and songs, and many more.
References
Pinker, S. (2009). How the Mind Works. New York, U.S.: W. W. Norton Publishers.

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Psychology: Knowing How the Brain WorkNameInstitutionPsychology: Knowing How the Brain WorkThe brain is the organ that controls all operations in human beings including metabolism, respiration, body movement, memory, and many more. It determines the intelligence quotient of a person, as it determines one's personality, character, and behavior. This paper will analyze comprehensively, human memory. Memory is the mental process, which includes the retention and recalling of information as well as events that occur in one's life or witnessed happen by an individual. It further includes the procedures of receiving, coding or interpreting, and recording events as they happen, information as received, and facts as proven then storing them in one's brains for later use. As a result, human memory is classified into three main categories namely; the sensory, short-term, and long-term memory.There are a number of procedures with which to enhance one's memory. One of the main procedures of improving one's memory is by the development of acronyms. Acronyms are shortened words, often formed from the first letter from a particular group of words, to enhance easier and fas ...
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