The Art of Memory

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The Secret of Memory: Daniel Kilov (TED)
About Daniel Kilov
Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do (TED)
Learning from a Grand Master of Memory (TED)
The Minds & Methods of a Memory Champion (TED)
How to Draw to Remember More (TED)

Overview

How do memory athletes store seemingly anything in their brains, how you can benefit from their methods, why it matters and what it teaches us about memory. Alternatively, consider drawing as a way to internalize your understanding of concepts and consequently improve your memory.

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The Secret of Memory: Daniel Kilov

Daniel Kilov is a Memory Athlete. He is capable of memorizing a shuffled deck of cards in under five minutes, and over 100 random digits in five minutes. Having struggled with organizational skills as a symptom of his poor memory all through high school, Daniel sought out methods to improve his memory.

Daniel now espouses the value of memory techniques as a potential revolution in education, both in the traditional sense of the word and, because as a matter of historical fact, the art of memory formed the cornerstone of education from the time of the Ancient Greeks, up until the renaissance.

About Daniel Kilov

Daniel Kilov is a Memory Athlete. Having struggled with organizational skills as a symptom of his poor memory all through high school, Daniel sought out methods to improve his memory. It was then that he discovered the “Art of Memory”, a loosely associated group of mnemonic principles and techniques used to organize memory impressions, improve recall, and assist in the combination and ‘invention’ of ideas. These techniques are sometimes referred to as mnemotechnics, and are employed by memory athletes to perform remarkable feats of learning.

 

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Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique — called the memory palace — and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

Joshua Foer is a science writer who “accidentally” won the U.S. Memory Championship.

 

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Learning from a Grand Master of Memory

Can you quickly create real understanding in your brain at will? Here Mattias teaches you a new approach that immediately speeds up your learning abilities, far beyond plain memorizing. He also shows you some of his own skills and vaccinates you on the spot against the dreaded Teflon Brain Syndrome. You will also learn an enhanced way of reading that works for all kinds of texts and helps your brain to take in lots of new information fast.

Mattias Ribbing is an official Grandmaster of Memory, a published author of three books and a public speaker. He has a passion for helping people optimize their learning abilities through situation based brain training. Mattias has been invited to speak at Harvard Business School, Ericsson, Karolinska Institutet and many other places where he not only demonstrates his own unique skills live, but more importantly gives effective tools that everyone can use to to quickly become an expert in any field of knowledge.

 

The Minds & Methods of a Memory Champion

How do memory athletes store seemingly anything in their brains, how you can benefit from their methods, why it matters and what it teaches us about memory.

During his studies, Boris Nikolai Konrad managed to do two masters in the time of one and went on, with the insight of a PhD in Psychology, to attain two Guinness world records for memorizing 280 words and 215 names in 15 minutes. Now, as the President of MemoryXL, he believes that anyone can and should stimulate and cultivate their memorization abilities.

 

How to Draw to Remember More

How to draw to remember more! You may not believe it yet, but we are all capable of drawing sketches that make information memorable. Graham Shaw teaches how to draw pictures that make learning memorable in presentations. He is author of ‘The Art of Business Communication’, shortlisted for the ‘CMI Management Book of the Year 2016’ and spoke at TEDx Hull in 2015.

 

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