Mental Images, Concepts and Schemas

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Essay plan.
Give the brief description of what will be covered in the essay. In this case it will be using mental images, concepts and schemas. How we use these in our everyday use, like trying to remember what shopping is needed at home. Main body

Explain different ways of how we can improve our memory by using the topics mentioned above. •Give a written example of each of the following, Mental images, concepts and schemas. •Stating the where and when the study was done and who studied it.

Recap briefly on what has been discussed.
Include references at the end as to where to find the evidence I have written about. •Include word count.

There are several ways in which we can improve our memory. In this essay I will try to explain the three main things that people choose do to on a daily basis that helps with remembering. They are using mental images, concepts and schemas. People may not be aware of using these methods but they are used in our everyday life and most of the time becomes second nature without even thinking about it. Like when we memorise a shopping list when we go shopping. We can think what we need in the cupboards at home. We are visualising what’s needed.

Mental images.
I will start with mental images. Mental images are a way of organising thinking by making iconic pictures in your head which describe the word you are trying to remember. This technique can be used when we are trying to learn a foreign language. It is called the key word technique. For example ‘poobelle’ is a word which means ‘bin’ in French. If you picture in your mind a bell which has an unpleasant smell this can remind us to remember the word in French.. The bell being an upturned bin and the smell being pooh. Another way of explaining what a mental image is day dreaming when we stare into space and use our imagination to create picture in our head. It could be anything from decorating the kitchen to re-enacting a situation...
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