memory | Iris Reading | Iris Reading

How Much Coffee Should You Have After a Night’s Sleep?

Are you a nonfat chai latte kind of a person? Or are you a plain and simple black cup of coffee fiend? Some people cannot live without their shot of espresso in the morning while others need an energy drink midday pick-me-up. Whatever your caffeine intake is, you’ll be interested to find that the military […]

How To Remember What You Read Using Mnemonic Devices

A huge exam is coming up, and you’re studying and reading the material carefully. For some reason, the next day at your study group, you have trouble thinking back to what you read the night before. Are you frustrated and nervous about having difficulty remembering what you read? By learning the different mnemonic devices, you […]

Memory Palace

How To Create a Memory Palace To Remember Information

The Method of Loci, or memory palace, is one of the oldest mnemonic devices that helps you to memorize anything from your grocery list to information needed for presentations or exams. In our previous article, What is the Method of Loci, we explained that “loci” is the plural form of the word locus, meaning location. […]

At Which Age Do Memories First Form?

The concept of memory is a fascinating topic that researchers are still trying to understand. In a previous article, An Overview of How the Human Memory Works, we dug deep and figured out that the brain is like a muscle that needs a good workout daily. The more use the synapses and pathways between neurons […]

Does Watching Too Much Junk TV Effect Your Brain?

Watching TV is a passive activity. You sit there on the couch while information and entertainment are feed to you. You exert little to no effort making it a relaxing and enticing activity to participate in for hours on end. But in recent years, studies have come out detailing the significant damage it does to […]

method of loci

What is the Method of Loci?

Mnemonic devices are little tricks that help you memorize important information. The Method of Loci is one of the most popular and well-known techniques that dates way back to ancient Greece. In Latin, Loci means is means location, or place. Many times you’ll hear the Method of Loci referred to as the memory palace. In […]