Are you good at remembering things? Can you remember long list of English vocabulary quickly and easily? If answer to these two questions is 'no,' help may be at hand. A new study says pretty much anyone can have upgraded memory if they train their brain. Scientists say that we can train our brain to be "memory athlete" just like athletes train to be champions. Neuroscientist Martin Dresler wrote in journal "Neuron" that just six weeks of brain training can turn people with average memories into people with incredible ability to remember things. Dr Dresler even suggested people could train their brain to enter World Memory Championships that are held in March every year.
Dr Dresler compared MRI scans of brains of 23 of world's top 50 memory champions with brains of "normal" people. He said: "We were interested in what differentiates memory champions from normal people, like you and me." He was surprised to find no differences. This made him believe we can all become memory athletes with right training. Dresler found that 40 days of daily 30-minute training sessions using memory technique called mnemonics more than doubled person's memory capacity. Mnemonics is ancient memory device that helps people remember things, especially in list form. Who knows? It could help you with those words for your next vocabulary test.