Strategic Memory

Do you know how your brain operates to store memories?

Do you know how it works to recall them?

Would you like to be able to improve your memory?

The memory is a crucial function of the brain and is essential for many of the things we do on a daily basis. Without a memory we would be unable to recall names, places, favorite foods and a whole host of other things we take for granted.

In his book, Strategic Memory: The Natural History of Learning and Forgetting, Dr. Chong Chen takes a look at memories, their functions and how they work in 5 parts;

    • The process of memory
    • The encoding and storage of memory
    • Schema and systems consolidation
    • Memory retrieval and reconsolidation
    • Mnemonics


With references to state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on memory and data of many of the groundbreaking studies conducted in the past 150 years, Strategic Memory is a look into the past as well as a guide to the future.

With it you can become familiar with the numerous strategies that will go towards ensuring you can develop your own superior memory.


As an educator, I know that rote memorization is not in the best interest of my students but I didn’t know why. Strategic Memory not only explained to me why rote memorization is not as effective as other strategies, it gave me several other alternatives to try which will help my students retain the information from our lessons even longer. This is a great book for teachers, parents, or anyone who wants to improve their memorization capacity.

― ID Johnson, The Author of The Clandestine Saga