This post is going to server as an introduction to long term memory and its types. It is going to be more theory and less practical. The goal is to help you understand the way your long term memory works.

If you are looking for some practical tips on how to improve your memory, you are read any of the following

. How To Remember Words And Numbers

. How To Start Training Your Memory

. Five Tips For Beginners To Learn Mnemonics

Let’s now learn about the three types of memory so that it can help you improve your own memory.

Episodic Memory

We can say it is our memory for events and experiences. Whatever happened to us in the past is stored in episodic memory. According to researchers, we never forget a thing, it is just that we sometimes fail to recall it. It is always there in our mind. Your past experiences are all stored but yeah the events with a stronger impact are much more easier to recall than the normal routine events. It is called “The slap in the face principal” by Harry Lorayne.

Another thing to note is that different people will have different memories of the same past event. There are many reasons responsible for that. Personal views, beliefs and interpretations can change our perceptions and memory of an event.

We will be discovering more techniques on how to recall your past in future posts. For now here are some tips to help you recall your past.

Semantic Memory

This is the second type of memory. Anything that you ever learned in your life is stored in your semantic memory. How semantic memory is different from episodic memory?

Episodic memory deals with experiences whereas semantic memory deals with factual information like any new language or factual data that you recently memorized.

We will discuss more techniques to improve this area of your memory in a future article for now you can read Major System For memorizing Numbers.

Procedural Memory

I call it the “how to do” memory. You can ride a bike, you can drive a car, you know how to cook, you know how to speak, you know how to write, you know how to fight. In short, this “how to” memory is called procedural memory.

Please note that memory is a skill and like any skill if you do not practice it, you are going to forget it. Many people get all excited when they read or hear about memory improvement techniques but most of them fail miserably simply because they are non-consistent. They will either learn a bunch of memory improvement techniques only to stop practicing within a few weeks.

The more you will use your memory, the stronger it will get. Memory is just like a muscle. The more you use it, the better it gets.

Memory improvement is a skill that can help you in all areas of your life. It is worth investing time into. Whether you are a student, teacher or a professional, you are supposed to memorize lots of information. So why waste time? Get started today and you will enjoy the benefits tomorrow.