Psych M.D Mnemonics


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Term: Mnemonics
Definition (Myers): Memory aids, especially those techniques that use vivid imagery and organizational devices
Definition (alternative): device (pronounced "neh-mon-ik") is a memory aid. Commonly met mnemonics are often verbal, something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something, particularly lists, but it may also be visual, kinesthetic or auditory mnemonics.*
Contextual explanation: Mnemonics rely on associations between easy-to-remember constructs which can be related back to the data that is to be remembered. This is based on the principle that the human mind much more easily remembers spatial, personal, surprising, sexual or humorous or otherwise meaningful information than arbitrary sequences. This usually help us to remember the information needed to remember easier.
Psych M.D Mnemonics - The Neuron
Related terms and concepts: Memory, Chunking, Imagery, Spacing effect, Visual encoding, Acoustic encoding, Semantic encoding
Related websites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mnemonic
http://www.buildyourmemory.com/
Edited by: Julie



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