EPPP Materials: Learning and Memory Tools

The phenomenon of “fire together wire together” lies at the root of some of the memory theories we have seamlessly embedded within the TSM learning process.

One of these memory theories is Mnemonics, where information you are trying to remember gets paired with rhymes, phrases, acronyms or rules. This helps to embed the information in your memory because of the neurological power of associations.

The basic process was explained in a helpful article I came across not too long ago titled ‘Making a Memory: The Power of Association, Imagery and Linking in the Brain’:

“A normal brain processes information as separate components, feeding itself with each new addition as it comes. However, the real power of the brain does not come from its ability to accept information. Instead, it comes from its power to associate all these bits and pieces of memory to come up with the necessary thought or concept in order to allow a person to function. Imagine not being able to process information and never realize that fire can burn or that your house is the third one from the first street and not the first one from the third street. The brain has to be able to use the information to compare, analyze and contrast, after which it can come up with blocks of memories that are coherent and real.

“Failure to associate pieces of information will result in the loss of important elements. This is when we encounter objects we vaguely remember in our minds. If we cannot associate between that object and another known object or emotion, it ends up being useless and as a result, deleted from our consciousness. Many of the pieces of information carried by short-term memory occur as loose bits and are therefore discarded.”

TSM’s EPPP materials will prepare you with the latest in learning and memory tools so that you are confident and ready for your exam.


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