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From NY Times: The ability to block certain memories reduces the demands on the brain when it is trying to recall something important.
From NY Times: Mindfulness training, in which stress-reducing techniques drawn from Buddhist meditation are wedged between reading and spelling tests, is practiced in Oakland schools.
The brain wasn’t designed to remember abstract symbols like numbers and miscellaneous facts. However, if you can translate those symbols into vivid visual images and associations, even the dullest list of dates can become as memorable as your own teleph