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How might imagery improve to long-term memory in everyday life?

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The brain uses images, senses, emotions and language to make complex models of our environment, which our memories store. When the images are more vivid, it is easier for our brains to store them, so that they are easier to recall when we need them. One way to use imagery to aid in improvement of long-term memory is to us positive and pleasant images with colorful, intense, and images that involve all the ...

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Discusses ow imagery can improve long-term memory. With references.

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