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Difficulty Concentrating and Memorizing for Pharmacy Exams 
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Recalling memorized material 
Can you explain the following phenomena, and how I might take advantage of it? I have discovered that when I am learning a new physical skill, or memorizing …

Vitamins for age-related memory loss? 
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Forgetting faces 
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Concerta together with Synaptol? 
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Do the mini games really work? 
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How to remember complicated diagrams? 
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Quantitative Reasoning difficulty 
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Why is correct spelling important? 
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How to reduce my speed in speaking? 
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Problem with Remembering Routes 
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Question about the Journey Method 
I'd like to ask you a question on Journey method memorization technique. How long a journey can we make to memorize huge computer books like Microsoft …

Some people remember things well 
Why do some people remember things very well and others don't? It's very hard for me to remember things like birthdays or dates. I train my brain but after …

Night-shift worker memory tips 
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How to improve concentration 
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How to memorize sentences or paragraphs 
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Tips for learning Russian? 
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Memorize legal information 
I'm looking for a good way to memorize legal information such as definitions of crimes and lists of words. Would the scripture technique be a good tool? …

Can't concentrate when studying 
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Concentrate in my studies 
I cant concentrate in my studies. I get easily distracted. How can i improve myself in these terms? Doug's Reply: You definitely need to create a …

How can I memorise sign language? 
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Lumosity complaints 
I was reading about Lumosity online brain training and found complaints related to subscription cancellation and customer service. Any input? Thanks. …

Lumosity Memory Match 
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Sorting out Symptoms of Disorders 
How do you sort out symptoms of dementia, old age, other mental disorders? Doug's Reply: Physicians look at several factors when attempting to establish …

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How to increase my memory 
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Mighty Memory course 
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Student Concentrating Less Than Before Not rated yet
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Memory system for History Not rated yet
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All teeth pulled, affecting memory?  Not rated yet
I had all my teeth pulled last year. Could this be why I can't remember things I should remember? That's when my problem started. Doug's Reply. Surprisingly, …

Difficulty in applying Memory Systems Not rated yet
Hi! I felt the need to improve my memory, so I did a memory course and after searching the internet for more information I found your site, a very useful …

How long to train Dual N-Back Not rated yet
Thanks for website, lots of good stuff. One question in regard to the Dual N-back game. You state that it needs to be done 20 minutes per day. Does that …

Birdwatching game in Lumosity Not rated yet
How can I improve my performance on Birdwatching? I have a terrible time finding the bird in the background and by the time I do find it, if I do, I have …

How to overcome exam fear Not rated yet
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Problem with observation of common things Not rated yet
Hi! I'm a 22 yr male. I think I have poor observation, i.e., I don't observe things, even simple ones like my friend's spectacle design, his handwriting, …

ADHD/ADD Supplements? Not rated yet
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Memory improvement tips for older learners  Not rated yet
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How to memorise my notes and poems of 20 lines Not rated yet
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Take time to answer Not rated yet
I can't give answer to any question quickly. I think about it, then I conclude the answer. Even simple questions, and if I try to answer quick or do some …

Tiredness at work Not rated yet
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Herbs for 50% memory improvement  Not rated yet
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Looking for ways to improve my memory (books, games, exercises, diet)  Not rated yet
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Flash Card studying with seen and unseen Not rated yet
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Can you improve your memory while sleeping? Not rated yet
Is it possible to improve your long-term memory while sleeping? I am also having trouble putting the brain exercises and meditation in my routine. Is there …

Not remember what I said or who I spoke with Not rated yet
Several times throughout the day I often forget what I said and to whom or even what I did. It could be someone telling me they're stepping out of the …

Selective memory loss for letters Not rated yet
I am not going to ask for medical answers, but have you ever HEARD of a case where someone could not remember how to make letters, while still being able …

Unwanted Thoughts Not rated yet
My question is how to control unwanted thoughts. For example, when I am doing something at work, unrelevant thoughts are invading into my mind. How to …

Remembering passages of information Not rated yet
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Speaking second language face to face Not rated yet
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Difficulty in remembering historical events Not rated yet
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Research on Peg memory technique Not rated yet
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Energy and brain function  Not rated yet
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Loci Method - Trouble with Routes Not rated yet
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Convert abstract words to memory pictures Not rated yet
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Remembering at exam time Not rated yet
When it's time for the exam, I studied, but when I'm answering, it's hard for me to recall the information I've learned. Can you give me some study tips …

Trying to remember names Not rated yet
My biggest problem is trying to remember names. What are your best tips for remembering names? Thanks so much. Janie Doug's Reply: I used to have …

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