Concentration and Memory are interlinked?

Memory is the mother of all wisdom”

Greek dramatist Aeschylus

The human brain is capable of performing complex cognitive functions that aid us in our day-to-day lives. One of the most significant cognitive functions is memory. Memory is a powerful tool that registers, records, and recalls information received by the various sensory organs, such as the ear, nose, skin, eyes, and nose. The quality of memory retention and recall depends upon multiple factors, and concentration is one of them. Concentration is the ability to focus on a topic with the exclusion of every other potential distraction from things unrelated to the topic we are working on.

During the process of forming a memory, there is an intake of information from sensory organs. The formation of memory depends on how one concentrates on the stimuli. If one’s concentration while trying to absorb the stimuli is low, the memory formation will also be poor, and one’s memory of that particular stimulus won’t be recorded. In this way, one’s concentration and memory quality are inextricably linked.

Lack of concentration is a common challenge for many students. Dynamind’s cognitive platform has been designed in such a way that students can develop study habits that can sharpen concentration and, thereby, improve retention and recall capabilities.

Chunking

Chunking is a method of breaking large tasks into smaller, manageable tasks. For students, long learning modules can be overwhelming. They tend to reduce focus because of fatigue and possible loss of interest. However, when a learning module is broken down into smaller modules, students can concentrate just on one module at a time, complete it, and then move on to the next module. This way, they can be calm and mindful of what they are doing at the moment. They are not under pressure to complete big tasks that can be overwhelming. This makes the quality of the processing of stimuli high, resulting in better recording and recall. Dynamind’s learning modules are aimed at achieving exactly this by breaking down subjects into multiple topics which can be retrieved through discovery hashtags. Students can pick up one topic at a time, complete the assessment, and then move on to the next. This helps with better concentration, leading to enhanced memory recall during tests and exams.

Time management through time-driven assessments

Assessment modules are designed to be time-driven. Teachers assign the time needed to complete an assessment based on their experience and judgment. They are sometimes optimized to challenge students’ capabilities. When students are driven by the time allotted for the assessment, the brain is trained to manage time without vulnerability to distractions, thereby increasing the quality of the processing of information received by the sensory stimuli. This helps with better memory recording and recall.

Warm-up time for concentration

Research shows that concentration levels peak only after a warm-up. Our online learning platform requires teachers to describe assessments to let students know about the topic and the learning outcomes that can be expected. Using discovery tags, students go through a search process to identify the course of their choice before they select the course. They also have a choice of 8000+ teachers to reach out to using filters for each topic. These activities will give students the much-needed warm-up time before they actually start taking the assessments and will also help them achieve peak concentration levels during the actual assessment process. This will facilitate better recording and recall.

Goal setting

Goals are powerful drivers of concentration and focus. Our assessment modules have the unique feature of real-time evaluation and remediation. The scores are available for self-assessment immediately after they take the assessment. Areas of improvement are provided by our artificial intelligence-driven evaluation system, and students can reach out to their choice of 8000+ teachers with whom they can discuss areas of improvement and create learning goals and milestones. We have 6 levels of difficulty filtered for students to choose from. Goals can be set for beginners to achieve the intermediate and advanced levels.

Choices to beat fatigue

Some topics could cause fatigue and make the brain unreceptive. The ability to concentrate also depends on an interest in a particular topic. Taking small breaks from such topics and refocusing attention on topics of interest can significantly improve concentration. Dynamind’s learning modules help students learn at their own pace. They can take breaks or switch to topics of their interest, all of which relaxes the mind. After a break, the mind is more receptive and ready to absorb more. Students also have the advantage of customizing their learning preferences based on several factors, such as their best part of the day. There are multiple filters that provide easy options to create quality assessments. This can be based on grades, subjects, thousands of micro-topics, and six different difficulty levels to choose from.

Poor concentration leads to poor memory. Poor memory affects student performance in exams. Help students beat this challenge. Log in to www.dynamind.co NOW!!

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Originally published at https://blogs.dynamind.co on March 4, 2022.

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