With these research-proven tips, you won't forget.
By Jihan Thompson
Wouldn't it be great if your mind had an iCloud to store important moments and keep them vivid? These research-proven tips are the next best thing.
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Forget about your phone.
Experts agree that if you really want to hold on to an experience, give the selfie stick a rest, stop scrolling through Instagram filters, and simply pay attention to what's going on around you. In fact, one study found that people who took pics during a museum tour remembered less of what they saw than those who didn't snap photos.
Odds are, when you have a big trip or an exciting adventure, you want to talk to people about it. Well, gab on — it's great for making memories indelible. "People have a hard time recall ing isolated facts, but they remember stories," says Dr. Gordon. "If you can turn a memory into a narrative, you provide your brain with a framework to store it."
This story originally appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.
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