#16 of 25 Writer Brain Boosters

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16. Outsource More Memory

Research and jot down a few new facts about your topic.  It’s a bit like outsourcing unfamiliar facts and figures.

This frees up your working memory  to focus on integrating these new facts in ways that  solve real-life problems in your writing.

Working memory holds new facts a very short time, so you may wish to  sketch the fact in a quick image or diagram next to its meaning.

Memory can Fade Through –

Research shows memory fades through:

  1. Stress
  2. Pregnancy or menopause
  3. Thyroid problems
  4. Some drugs
  5. Depression
  6. Long-term excessive drinking
  7. normal aging
  8. Concussion or head injury