‘Mnemonic’ is another word for memory tool. Mnemonics are techniques for remembering
information that is otherwise quite difficult to recall. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode
difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to
code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch,
positions, emotions and language. We use these to make sophisticated models of the world we live in.
Our memories store all of these very effectively.
Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently –
as words printed on a page. While writing is a rich and sophisticated medium for conveying complex
arguments, our brains do not easily encode written information, making it difficult to remember.
We believe that we have a limited memory and can store only a certain amount of data and that those
who are doing better are exceptionally gifted people or are born geniuses. Truth is, they are using
more than one faculty to memorize things whilst we may be using just one. The capacity of human
brain in terms of computer storage is 2 Quintillion bits or in other words 200 Crore Giga Bytes.
Simply put, if our brain were a video recorder recording every video and sound, then for the memory
to be completely full, the video camera would have to run for 300 years.
Mnemonics Course :
Eligibility – 5 to 99 years
Duration – 10 Hours full course
Benefits: - Improves Memory