The Oxford Centre for the Mind are running full-day cognitive training courses in April/May 2016 in Oxford aimed at helping people absorb and process information more effectively. The areas they cover are aimed at anyone who is interested in improving their own mental performance, and may be of particular interest to students and staff. If you are interested in attending please visit their website www.oxfordmind.co.uk/oxford or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This session is on Master Your Memory. They will cover the following areas, with an emphasis on practical exercises to help you get to grips with the various principles of effective memory: -
An overview of how memory works and what people are capable of achieving with training;
Identifying your current strengths and weaknesses and outlining why memory works differently in different situations;
The importance of association: linking new items to already established ideas in your brain;
Why using all of your brains skills is important and how to develop those skills;
Memory systems: (mnemonics and link systems, for example) to help you store and recall information effectively;
Taking advantage of particular memory principles: the primacy and recency effects / the 7 plus or minus 2 rule / chunking / applying meaning and organisation to memory tasks;
The process of forgetting and how to combat it by timing memory sessions effectively;
Particular uses of memory: focusing on particular strategies appropriate to your subject.
Please note that there is a charge of £45 per person per day (student price) / £90 per day (full price).