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:
- Pregnancy or menopause
- Thyroid problems
- Some drugs
- Long-term excessive drinking
- normal aging
- Concussion or head injury