Memories are made up of what you sense—especially what you see and hear. When memory fails, it’s not because you forgot how to remember. It’s because your brain isn’t processing what you see and hear very clearly, so can only store “fuzzy” pictures of an event.

These exercises can improve your brain’s recording of what you see and hear. That helps your brain create a clear memory during the event, making it easier to recall later.

It’s like tuning up a radio—if your radio is in tune, you can hear a song clearly and remember its lyrics. If it’s full of static, it’s hard to remember. These exercises tune up your brain!