We all have to remember numbers every day, but most of the numbers are so long that they are overloading our memory. Telephone numbers, bills... There are so many examples so we all understand its importance.
Because of that, many people used numbers to can clear up the main facts about the best ways of memorizing. At the beginning of their school, children can remember five numbers on average. That means they can repeat five numbers after they heard them. As years go by, they can memorize more numbers but that's not the point at the moment. We want to show how can we increase our memory capacity.
There was an experiment. Psychologist practiced remembering numbers with children for three months. As they were practicing, children could remember more and more numbers every day. That encouraged him and supported his opinion that practice helps you to memorize better. To be honest, we all think that that is true, right?
But then, something else showed up. Some other facts showed him that his practice was mostly waste of time. Here are some conclusion he got after his experiment:
If we want to increase our memory efficiency, we need something else and not only practice.