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What aspect of memory would most professionals  not intuitively know about?

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Most professionals have developed an intuitive sense of how their own memory works. For example, they know that being alert, getting adequate sleeping, not consuming alcohol or other mind-altering substances, and reviewing information regularly can help memory. On the other hand, there are very complex memory systems in which on can be trained that help one organize and remember vast amounts of information. These systems, evolving from the one Simonides developed to help orators remember orations into the elaborate memory theatres of the Renaissance, are surprisingly effective and yet few professionals know of them or their principles.

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