ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
HUMANIST GALAXY OF
SECULAR BRAIN SCIENCE STARS
March 23, 2020


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MEMORY MADE SIMPLE:
Obtaining perfect memory
by Jerry Wayne Vanlue.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,
2012 (i-ix, 133 pages)

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BOOK OUTLINE
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QUOTE = “The world belongs to you and you have the power to fully control your mind. You set the pace and your mind will follow you to your destination.” (page iv)

FORWORD by Jerry Wayne Vanlue (pages vii-viii)

ENCOURAGEMENT (page ix)

1) WHAT IS MEMORY? (pages 1-11)

Note = “The principle mechanics of memory are composed of a collection of brain functions that are utilized to re-create past memories and experiences. This process involves neurons that are directly connected to the memory being recalled.” (page 1)

[1] MEMORY (pages 1-3)
    (1) Neurons = (pages 1-2)

    You may see it pronounced as "neuron," or you may see it called a “nerve cell.” Regardless of what it is called, it is an electrically executable cell and it transmits, receives, and executes functions by means of using electrical chemical signals.

    Each time a new thought is generated, your brain creates a new neuron to support the new memory or addition to an old memory. There are times when you may feel as if you know a particular piece of information but you just can’t process it. Well, what is occurring is the neuron is searching for the information, but there are not enough clear neurons to definitively process the data required to provide you the answer you’ve requested.

    Most of the time when you can’t retrieve data, you probably failed to properly store the data in memory. Once you read deep into this book, you will encounter several areas on how to properly process information, and you will learn how to create more than one neuron path.

    It is natural to use only one neuron path, but once you discover the process of creating more neuron paths, you will see your memory capabilities start to enhance tremendously over a short duration.

    The process called learning is when neurons are working together to transmit information in a collective perspective. The more you activate the neurons while learning, the easier it will be to recall particular information as time passes.

    (2) Short-Term Memory = (pages 2-3)

    Short-term memory is used for data that is needed for only a very short time frame. For example, you may be at a gas facility, and just before you go into the store to pay, you look at the pump you’ve used so you can tell the clerk which one you are paying for. This data will not be required after the transaction is complete. Another example would be when you want to know what time it is. After the time has elapsed, you will not need to recall that data.

    (3) Medium-Term Memory = (pages 3)

    (4) Long-Term Memory = (page 3)

    (5) Factors of Memory = (page 3)
[2] TYPES OF MEMORY = (page 3-4)
    (1) Episodic Memory = (page 3)

    (2) Semantic Memory = (page 4)

    This is the part of the brain that holds once-essential facts that are now only facts of life. For example, you may have had a vital concern about or taken part in a major war, but now, after the fact, the event is a part of history or knowledge.

    (3) Working Memory = (page 4)

    This is the part of the brain that holds the information while you utilize it. The data is stored on a sketch pad for a very short duration. This is where information is held while the brain requests additional data, if needed.

    (4) Procedural Memory = (page 4)

    This is the part of the brain where the processes of how to conduct routine actions occur, such as the performance of your job, operation of machinery, swimming, or riding a bicycle. This is referred to as the subconscious mind.

    (5) Implied Memory = (page 4)

    This is the part of the brain that is not known to us. An example might be when you meet a person for the first time and you make a hasty decision that you dislike the person, even though you do not know him/her. You might even feel you dislike a certain item or thing without having any prior knowledge of the item or thing.
[3] PARTS OF THE BRAIN = (page 4-11)
    (1) Left-Brain/Right-Brain Functions = The brain is composed of two separate hemispheres. The selection is made at a very early age regarding which hemisphere we will use, either the left or right, or both. Some individuals may use parts of both hemispheres. Most individuals use only the left or right. (page 4-5)

    (2) Setting the Stage for your Memory (pages 5-6)

    (3) Memory Functions (pages 6-8)

    (4) The Shocking Experience of Learning (pages 8-9)

    (5) Using your Left and/or Right Hand (pages 9-11)
2) HOW TO RECALL WHAT YOU READ (pages 13-19)

3) EFFECTIVE LISTENING TECHNIQUES (pages 21-24)

4) PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY (pages 25-31)

5) WHY I KEEP FORGETTING (pages 33-41)

6) STUDYING TECHNIQUES (pages 43-48)

7) HOW TO RECALL NAMES (pages 49-50)

8) REMEMBERING EVENTS OF THE PAST (pages 51-52)

9) NEVER MISS AN APPOINTMENT OR MEETING (pages 53-54)

10) FILES IN YOUR MIND (pages 55-56)

11) THINKING POSITIVE VS. NEGATIVE (pages 57-59)

12) NOTE-TAKING SKILLS (pages 61-62)

13) IMPROVE JOB PERFORMANCE (pages 63-65)

14) DIETING AND MEMORY PILLS (pages 67-69)

Note = “Is my memory normal?” (pages 68-69)

15) HOW THE BRAIN RETRIEVES DATA (pages 71-75)

16) PREPARING FOR THAT BIG BRIEF (pages 77-80)

17) WHY STRENGTHEN YOUR MEMORY? (pages 81-87)

18) COMMUNICATING USING SIMPLICITY (pages 89-92)

19) HOW TO REMEMBER CALENDAR: HOLIDAYS (pages 93-107)

20) WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CALLED SMART (pages 109-114)

Note = “Being called slow” (pages 112-114)

21) WHY HABITS ARE DIFFICULT TO BREAK (pages 115-122)

Note = “How the subconscious communicates with you” (pages 121-122)

22) RELATING AND ASSOCIATING NUMBERS (pages 123-125)

Note = Taking control of the numbers world (pages 124-125)

23) TOOLS TO HELP WITH MEMORY ENHANCEMENT (pages 127-131)

Note = “Books on CD” (pages 130-131)

[Book has NO Index!]

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AUTHOR NOTES, SUMMARY,
AND BOOK DESCRIPTION

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AUTHOR NOTES = ???

SUMMARY = Whether you want to enhance your memory skills for school, work, or just for personal enrichment, this is the last book you will ever need to purchase on memory. The powerful techniques outlined in this book will teach you to use your mind to do whatever you want it to do versus allowing your mind to control you.

BOOK DESCRIPTION = The purpose of this book is to save you money, and provide you with all the tools necessary to effectively utilize your mind and store data for later recall. This book will provide you with all the tools required to achieve the maximum level of how to effectively process information. This book identifies the simple methods of using what you already have: your mind.

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BOOK REVIEWS
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KIRKUS REVIEWS = A succinct guide to improving the myriad types of memory. Where are your keys? What was the name of that guy you just met? Can you recall what was on the page you just turned? Without the proper brain training, perhaps you've already forgotten. The brain, says Vanlue, is an extraordinary tool able to store vast amounts of information. But, as with any instrument, it requires the practice of precise exercises to achieve its full potential. From using your non-dominant hand for brushing your teeth and writing lists, to picturing in your mind the events you just read about, you can strengthen the brain, creating new neural pathways that can help you recall information quicker and with more accuracy.

Similarly, while the value of memorizing calendar holidays may not be immediately apparent, Vanlue argues that using such specific data offers practice for mnemonic learning, which has vast implications beyond knowing that it is Administrative Professionals' Day. Viewing numbers as concrete objects (i.e., a zero as an egg or a ball, 4 as a satellite) allows the brain to call upon its diverse functions, providing a better likelihood that dates and times will be remembered.

Along with these practical hints, Vanlue investigates the idea of intelligence, suggesting that "smart" and "stupid" may not be hardwired but actually the result of outside encouragement or intimidation. Additionally, a welcome chapter on breaking habits by harnessing the power of both the conscious and the subconscious mind is accompanied by a list of practical, refreshingly simple strategies. While Vanlue's stringent tone may not suit all readers, there's plenty here to get anyone well on their way to becoming a memory master. A clear introduction to maximizing the brain's capacity for recollection.

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Jerry Wayne Vanlue

HUMANIST GALAXY OF
SECULAR BRAIN SCIENCE STARS


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