"The ability to remember is key to this whole process. Without memory, the mind cannot learn nor make the leap of inference from one past event to the present moment. Science tells us this about episodic memory:"
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Before reading this short post I had not spent time thinking about the body/mind remembrance of prior moments and learning from them...
"Mindfulness is not just attention to the present moment, but also remembrance of prior moments, with the two colliding with acquired wisdom to produce insight, disenchantment, and dispassion. Letting go of suffering becomes then a natural consequence." Marguerite Manteau-Rao
"At school, university, or TAFE you learn material and then have to reproduce it under exam conditions. It is a tough task and no wonder a multi-million dollar industry has sprung up in “coaching” and “tuition” to help people through those examinations. According to a new study however, there is a very cheap, in fact free, alternative way to improve your performance on examinations; the practice of mindfulness."
craig daniels's insight:
The practice of mindfulness has long been known to increase a persons ability to concentrate better but, it's always good to see another study confirm what we already knew.
Mindfulness users have an edge in focus and memory when they practice on a regular basis.