According to this article, an easy/free/not obvious way to help one's memory is to move one's eyes horizontally back and forth for at least 30 seconds. It apparently engages both sides of the brain simultaneously; my guess is that the activity strengthens the corpus callosum; this brought to mind exercises my mother uses when tutoring dyslexic children. These exercises involve "crossing the midline" - i.e. using the right hand/leg to perform a task on the left side, and vice versa. Try it.
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