MEMORY AND THE USE OF TRIGGERS
The human brain records certain situations perfectly. Given the right ‘trigger’, it recalls that particular situation immediately. In order to recall, therefore, one only needs the right trigger.
We often dream of friends, family members, and even acquaintances, people we have perhaps not thought about for several years. In the dreams, the images are perfectly clear and detailed exactly as they would be in real life. This confirms that the brain has at its disposal a vast store of perfect associations and images that does not distort with time and that, given the right trigger, these can be recalled.
Sometimes trigger like a place, person or even a pen or pencil can start a stream of old memories. Even taste of something can remind you a complete movie of past memories. Our brain cells are interlinked with each other in such a complex way that anyone trigger can refresh all the connection made in that group. This interlinking between neurons is made by the signals received from all the sense so even a single signal can activate the memorise which you may have thought you had forgotten.
Knowing this ability of the brain to record certain situations and retain the information can be used to advantage. For example, while studying try to use as much as senses you can so that anyone trigger can remind the complete answer. Try to link the things with your day to day life so the triggers will work like a revision reminders. You can make the place where you study resemble your examination hall. If you do so, it will be easy for you to recall what you have studied at your study table once you enter the examination hall, for the place will now act as a trigger.