The Art and Science of Remembering

Key techniques for creating a lasting memory

Robert Roy Britt
Elemental
Published in
7 min readJul 1, 2019

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Cramming for the exam, repeating someone’s name: Some experts say they’re not that effective at solidifying a memory.

Memories don’t just happen — they’re made. In the brain, the process involves converting working memory — things we’ve just learned — into long-term memories. Scientists have known for…

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Robert Roy Britt
Elemental

Editor of Wise & Well, independent health and wellness journalist, author of Make Sleep Your Superpower.